*Of course I don't really mean that. But based on his approval of this form of torture, who could blame, say for example, the Chinese from performing a waterboard operation on Rush Limbaugh if they became the world's only superpower?
Waterboarding is wrong, but somehow Rush doesn't see it that way. Because it makes for excellent ratings among his mind-full-of-mush minions.
I was running an errand yesterday, and my radio happened to be tuned to the local station that carries Rush, and I was astonished (well, not really, because I've heard enough of his crap) at what I heard.
He mentioned that a caller had posed the question, 'If waterboarding would have saved 9/11 from happening, do you think it would be worth it?' Rush's pompous reply was, to the effect, 'Now that is a very important and valid question. And I think the answer is yes.'
It is NOT a valid question. It's as hypothetical as the day is long. The question that we should be asking is much more simple: is waterboarding ever justified? And the answer to that question is no. Waterboarding, Mr. Limbaugh is NEVER justified. But then of course, that would give you a lot less to talk about on your show.
But to wrap it all up in the arrogance of claiming that somehow waterboarding would have stopped 9/11--now that is filthy illogic!
Waterboarding has never produced good evidence. Waterboarding has never solved a crime. Waterboarding's only effect is to make imbeciles of men, the like of which learn to enjoy seeing others suffer.
How about another hypothetical question, Rush? If you knew that waterboarding increased the number of attacks against America, would you stop doing it?
Wait a second...that's not hypothetical.