Yesterday, Pat Buchanan stated on TV that the person who attempted to blow up an airliner, but only succeeded in burning his own crotch off, be denied pain medication for his burns as part of “hostile interrogation.”
And then he added with a straight face “I’m not arguing for torture.”
It is interesting that the Bush administration always claimed “The United States doesn’t torture”, but now some Republicans are openly advocating it. Are these people so absolutely stupid that they believe that waterboarding someone would have prevented this incident?
Not only that, but the attempted bomber is already cooperating with the authorities. What would be the purpose of torturing him? Some sick need for adolescent macho posturing?