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Friday, July 15, 2005

Green on Sullivan on torture: I read Andrew Sullivan's thoughts yesterday on the Gitmo report and had exactly the same thoughts on it as the Vodkapundit. Except without all the smart "Jacksonian" references. I just said Andrew's full of shit and went back to whipping the naked Iraqi civilian I keep tied up in my office. It's fun, but they sure scream a lot.

3 Comments:

  • Motor oil in the mouth. Really clogs up the ol' screaming bit...

    By Blogger Razor, at 10:08 AM  

  • Something I posted two years ago -- almost exactly:

    Posted Without Comment: But the best reason for murdering the [enemy] was that if enough of the brutes had escaped, the whole beastly business would have been to do again, with the consequent loss of [more] lives. That's something the moralists overlook (or don't give a dam' about) when they cry: "Pity the beaten foe!" What they're saying, in effect, is: "Kill our fellows tomorrow rather than the enemy today." But they don't care to have it put to them like that; they want their wars won clean and comfortable, with a clear conscience. (Their consciences being much more precious than their own soldiers' lives, you understand.) Well, that's fine, if you're sitting in the Liberal Club with a bellyful of port on top of your dinner, but if you rang the bell and it was answered not by a steward with a napkin but an Akali with a tulwar, you might change your mind. Distance always lends enlightenment to the view, I've noticed.

    -- George MacDonald Fraser in Flashman and the Mountain of Light

    By Blogger enobarbus, at 2:53 PM  

  • There is no one who can challenge the mighty Flashman!

    By Blogger Razor, at 3:46 PM  

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