Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Torture and Global Warming

In all the discussions about torture and when (if at all) it is acceptable to renege on our commitments we made when we signed the Geneva Conventions, it is the fact that there is any discussion at all on this topic that is the most frightening thing of all.

Specter's collapse (like clockwork) on the torture issue was so expected that it was rather anticlimactic in the end. What will it take to wake the right up to the danger? I don't know.

Commenter Lee on Balloon Juice had an idea:
Put it in these terms and it MIGHT scare the Party of Torture (it is a very catchy phrase).

A Democrat is elected President (Gore, Hillary, whoever is scarier to them).

They decide that global warming is the biggest threat to our national security.

With this bill anyone driving a gas guzzler would then be “purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States”.

Matter of fact you could press the agrument with driving a gas guzzler and international terrorism.
I rather like the idea, but in reality, this sort of threat to the American Way of LifeTM will bring out the knuckle-draggers who feel the need to drive these monstrous vehicles when they really only need a Toyota Corolla (but that isn't butch enough).

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