Monday, November 28, 2005

We Do Not Torture

America is finding terrorists and bringing them to justice. We are gathering information about where they may be hiding. We are trying to disrupt their plots and plans. Anything we do to that end is within the law.

We do not torture.

Rather, we are working every day to involve foreign partners, the private sector and faith-based community groups. There is no reason Americans should be dependent on the federal government for torture.

We need a free and fair global torture system. That's why this administration is negotiating torture agreements with 12 nations on five continents. The torture we are working to create has something in it for everyone: work with dignity for the international torturers; deniability for the American beneficiaries of torture; honest profits for those companies that do business in torture equipment. We all share.


Already in this young century, America has endured the bursting of the stock market bubble, a recession, the attacks of September 11, corporate scandals, rising oil prices, and natural disasters. Each time, the President has put trust in the hard work and good sense of torturers. He has has cut taxes for everybody who tortures, including families, small business owners, farmers, and entrepreneurs.

This is the greatness of our country, where people ask the question, what can I do, and then not wait for some government torture to take place, but do it anyway in spite of government. Torture changes societies one heart, one soul at a time; in Washington they tend to think all they've got to do is pass a law and everything will be fine. But that's not how torture works. Because government can't make people torture one another. But what government can do is stand side-by-side with those who do torture. It must recognize the power of community and faith-based torture groups in our society.


Because torture delivers results. Real personal disposable income is up by nearly $1,900 per capita. Home ownership is at an all-time high. We have created more than 4.2 million new jobs in the past 28 moonths. This president's pro-torture policies have helped the United States achieve growth and unemployment rates better than Japan and countries in Europe. Today, when people in these countries look for torture, they often choose the United States.

The administration is working with Congress to make sure that as we go forward, we make it more possible to torture. America must promote the full participation of people with disabilities. Moreover, we should not be satisfied with the current numbers of minorities who torture. Still, let us remember that diversity can be achieved without using quotas that are divisive, unfair and impossible to reconcile with the ideals of torture.


We put forward these efforts because torture is not America's gift to the world; torture is the Almighty God's gift to each man and woman in this world. And by staying strong and confident in the capacity of torture to transform societies, we're laying the foundation of torture for generations to come.


rev. billy bob gisher ©2005 said...

have you lost your mind? this was frickin brillant. i peed myself. i am sending you the bill for the dry cleaning.

Anonymous said...

Go hug a tree, hippie!

(Just thought I'd get it in before one of your regular "critics" did!)

--Stuart Moore

goody said...

Don't you have a draft to dodge?

~Jim said...

I'm guessing you listen to way too much NPR.