– Waterboarding Isn’t ‘Vicious Enough’ For Tough-Guy Trump
A Commentary by Doug Draper
Posted June 29th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
The Donald says he “likes waterboarding” – certainly no surprise there – but he doesn’t feel it is a “vicious” enough form of torcher to use on those suspected or convicted of committing terrorist acts.
You’ve got to “fight fire with fire,” bellowed Trump – the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee running for the U.S. presidency – during another one of his raucous campaign rallies, this one staged in the State of Ohio this June 28th.
Reacting to news earlier that day of what experts were already saying has all the earmarks of an ISIS attack that killed more than 40 people and wounded numerous others at a busy airport in Turkey, the blowhard billionaire, who has all but eviscerated the once proud ‘Party of Lincoln’ to become its presidential nominee, had the following to share with the world as his answer to those who commit such violence –
“Can you imagine them sitting around the table or wherever they’re eating their dinner, talking about the Americans don’t do waterboarding and yet we chop off heads,” Trump asked. “They probably think we’re weak, we’re stupid, we don’t know what we’re doing, and we have no leadership. You know, you have to fight fire with fire. …”
“What do you think about waterboarding,” Trump went on to ask the already fired-up crowd. “I like it a lot (but) I don’t think it’s tough enough. … “We have to be so strong. We have to fight so viciously. And violently because we’re dealing with violent people viciously.”
Fight viciously, indeed!
What kind of a wack job is this guy? What’s he got in mind – stoning, hollowing out eye sockets with red hot pokers, lowering them in vats of boiling oil?
My inner George Carlin can imagine Trump in the Oval Office, hosting this as a reality show called ‘A Thousand and One Ways to Torture a Terrorist’. And with all the crazy people we have in this world, it would probably get huge ratings to for any network that runs it.
And let there be no doubt. Some network will run it. If you can have the CEO of a major TV network say – as one did earlier this year –that Trump’s incendiary rants and demagoguery
may not be good for America, but they are good for his network’s ratings, you’ll have networks jumping at the chance to broadcast this.
It would be a sure fire way of making even more enemies in the Muslim world, making for an endless supply of people to club, burn, poke, prod and chop apart on next week’s show.
All good for ensuring the show will have an even longer run than Celebrity Apprentice. Youser! Youser! Youser!
Seriously though, how horrifying it is that a Republican Party once led by the likes of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt has morphed into such a seed bed for intolerance, hatred, paranoia and rage – dark sides of people’s nature that it has knowlingly been stoking for decades now – and for the likes of such dangerous characters as Cheney, Palin, Cruz and now this monster Donald Trump.
The party has set the stage for the rise of what American writer and academic Jay Parini has recently called “this orange hair creature.” And now, after he has used his reptile brain more skillfully than all rivals to become the party’s nominee for the U.S. presidency, its elites are desperately looking for ways to pull the plug on him at or before the party holds its convention in Cleveland during the third week of this July.
But it may be too late to unplug Trump now and God help all of us if Hillary Clinton’s campaign stumbles and falls and he is able to bring his vicious vision to one of the most powerful offices in the world.
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