Talk about tortured logic. O’l Rushbo can’t get enough of the taste of his own feet these days. Take this utterly ridiculous statement from a recent broadcast:
LIMBAUGH: The idea that torture doesn’t work- that’s been put out from John McCain on down- You know, for the longest time McCain said torture doesn’t work then he admitted in his at the Republican National Convention last summer that he was broken by North Vietnamese. So what are we to think here?
As reported by ThinkProgress.org, Limbaugh once again took a statement completely out of context and twisted it to suit his own needs. While McCain did, in fact, say that the VC “broke” him during a torture session, you need to dig a little deeper to find the truth. I’ll let McCain’s own words speak for themselves:
Eventually, I gave them my ship’s name and squadron number, and confirmed that my target had been the power plant. Pressed for more useful information, I gave the names of the Green Bay Packers’ offensive line, and said they were members of my squadron. When asked to identify future targets, I simply recited the names of a number of North Vietnamese cities that had already been bombed. – Faith of My Fathers
And this quote from a 2005 Newsweek interview sums it up nicely:
“In my experience, abuse of prisoners often produces bad intelligence because under torture a person will say anything he thinks his captors want to hear — whether it is true or false — if he believes it will relieve his suffering.”
In other words, torture doesn’t work.
So, in answer to Rush’s question, what are we to think here? How about “Rush, you’re a fat, lying, puffed-up, egotistical, narcissistic jackass and a coward.” How about “Rush, you don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about and should keep your fat pie-hole shut.” Or how about just “Rush, fuck off and die, you useless coward.”
And that, my friends, is what we’re to think.