Friday, June 25, 2004
Thank you, Liberals, for revealing one of our weaknesses...
"The bad, and entirely ignored, news [about the Bush interrogration documents] is that our most deadly enemies now know where the U.S. will draw the line should they fall into American hands." (Source)
This is another Mogadishu for Osama bin Laden.
What happened when Clinton yanked our troops out of Mogadishu at the first signs of something going wrong? Osama bin Laden used that little juicy tidbit as a promotional tool for al Qaeda, preaching that Americans are weak-spined and won't go very far to defend themselves.
What happened when Bush stuck to his word on Iraq? Osama bin Laden lost his propaganda tool because America was no longer the weak-spined country she was a decade earlier. Now, America is a force for terrorists to reckon with. (See: Gadhafi, Libya, surrender.)
What happened now that the terrorists know where we draw the line vis-a-vis torture? They're back in their post-Mogadishu, pre-Iraq mindset. They know that they are not bound by any rules, while we are.
AND THIS WAR CANNOT BE WON AS LONG AS WE ARE BOUND BY RULES AGAINST AN ENEMY THAT IS NOT.
"The incentive from now on will be for lawyers to provide internal counsel along the lines of former Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick's infamous 1995 memo instructing FBI agents and federal prosecutors to go "beyond what the law requires" in limiting their collaboration against al Qaeda. We trust the folks who've forced this retreat stand ready to offer their mea culpas to the commission investigating the next major terrorist attack on the United States."