American Prisoners At Gitmo Vs. Prisoners Of The Terrorists

People get oh so upset about how detainees at Gitmo are treated. International human rights groups condemn us over Gitmo, foreign governments complain, and liberals get their pillows all wet because they spend their nights crying themselves to sleep over how the terrorists we’ve caught are treated.

But, how do the terrorists treat our soldiers when they’re captured? We already knew the answer to that, but sadly, we’ve gotten another reminder:

“An Iraqi military official said Tuesday that the bodies of two missing U.S. soldiers showed signs of torture, and that men appeared to have been killed “in a barbaric way.” Also, the umbrella group for Iraqi insurgents claimed responsibility for the soldiers’ deaths.

“We give the good news … to the Islamic nation that we have carried God’s verdict by slaughtering the two captured crusaders,” said a statement in the name of the Mujahedeen Shura Council, which groups five insurgent organizations including al-Qaida in Iraq.”

See? This is why my reaction to terrorists killing themselves at Gitmo is, “good!” It’s also why, despite the fact that I oppose torture and the sort of degenerate sadism that went on at Abu Ghraib, that I strongly support using harsh interrogation methods, like waterboarding and sleep deprivation on terrorist detainees.

If the terrorists, who offer our captured troops nothing but torture, savagery, and death, start promising to treat our soldiers humanely — and then actually follow through — then I’ll start to get concerned about how they’re treated when they’re captured. Until then, as far as I’m concerned, they’re getting off light at Gitmo.

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