December 16, 2010

"Torture" being redefined by "progressives"

"Progressives" screamed and hollered, rightly or wrongly, about George W. Bush OK'ing "torture" (waterboarding -- administered to only three top-level al Qaeda operatives and under strict physician supervision and which saved thousands of lives via the information gathered); now (as then), these same faux progressives want to deem anything "torture" that even remotely inconveniences someone for whom they feel sympathy:

Yesterday on Twitter, Salon's Glenn Greenwald promised followers a forthcoming story detailing allegations of torture against Private First Class Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking to WikiLeaks. Manning, you may recall, is currently in the brig at Marine Corps Base Quantico.

"A major story brewing is the cruel, inhuman treatment - torture - to which Bradley Manning is being subjected: more to come shortly," Greenwald pledged on December 14. Greenwald's story was published early this morning.

So what was Greenwald's big scoop? What's the "torture" that Manning is subjected to? If you said that he's in solitary confinement, can't watch MSNBC, and doesn't get a soft pillow with his cot, you guessed correctly.

And that's it: he's been placed in solitary confinement.

That's a real shame. Maybe he should've thought long and hard about accessing classified info and leaking it to someone who distributes it everywhere.

Posted by Hube at December 16, 2010 04:05 PM | TrackBack

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