Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Blog Entry About Torture

There's been a lot of news media coverage of memos released by President Barack Obama regarding Enhanced Interrogation Techniques used by the U.S. or what the clearly biased media calls torture. Unfortunately the average person has absolutely idea what torture actually is in the real world. The United Nations defines torture as:

"any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him, or a third person, information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in, or incidental to, lawful sanctions."

While that definition is as clear as mud to most people, others would like to know what actions actually constitute torture. So, as I so often do, I'm going to make it easy for people. I'll do this by listing a number of activities that are and are not torture:

Panties On Head = Not Torture (done in College hazing)
Red Hot Poker in Eye or Orifice = Torture

Caterpillar In Room = Not Torture (they don't bite)
Staked to Ant Hill Covered in Honey = Torture

Sensory Deprivation = Not Torture (people pay for this)
Flaying/Skinning= Torture

Stress Positions/Long Standing = Not Torture (did this in Little League)
Flagellation/Whipping = Torture

Belly Slap = Not Torture (drinking game)
Impalement = Torture

Waterboarding = Not Torture
Knee Capping = Torture

Shirt Grabbing = Not Torture
Public Stoning by Taliban for Playing Music = Torture

Sleep Deprivation = Not Torture (most Americans are sleep deprived)
Being Next In Line After Jihadists Behead Your Friend = Torture

Forced Isolation = Not Torture (even in Liberal courts)
Tried, Convicted, Stoned/Whipped for BEING RAPED by your Uncle Achmed = Torture

Listening to Eminem's "Slim Shady" or Britney Spears = Not Torture (unpleasant I'll admit)
Listening to Self-Righteous Know-It-All Liberals Blather On and ON and ON= Torture

I hope this partial list has been helpful for you. God Bless America.

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