Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

How did those three words when put together come to mean torture? Enhanced according to the dictionary means to increase or improve in value, the quality, desirability or attractiveness. Interrogation means to question formally and systematically Techniques means the systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished. Another meaning is the way in which the fundamentals, as of an artistic work, are handled. We can deduce form these definitions that enhanced interrogation techniques is a good thing. It means that a systematic procedure, possibly scientific or artistic, for questioning someone formally which been made more desirably, more attractive, and more valuable. This is all good, right?

The logic falls apart because it means torture. Torture means anguish of body or mind, the infliction of intense pain to punish, coerce, or offer sadistic pleasure. This a valid definition, but it does not match the definition of enhanced interrogation techniques.

The desirability and attractiveness of torture seems to be oxymoronic. Formality of torture is oxymoronic. Improvement in value, desirability or attractiveness is just plain moronic (no oxy required) to associate such qualities with torture

We can deduce there was a systematic procedure in place to punish, cause pain, or offer sadistic pleasure. Yet this is legal? As Americans, we should all be allowed to perform such acts if it is truly legal.

Let's quit the pretty talk and all agree that people were horribly violated, brought to the point of death, some crossed over, sexually abused, mentally and psychologically abused with their most significant phobias, beaten and Lord only knows what else. This is all legally responsible behavior because we are the United States of America under Bush and Cheney. Hey Bush and Cheney, we are not, nor never were united in this, okay? So by definition then I am to assume we are the States of America under you Administration.

Thanks for the scientific and artistic value, desirability, and attractiveness of the past Administration. We couldn't have gotten here without you.

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