“I would waterboard 1000 terrorists to save one American life.”
That’s what the bumper sticker read on the Ford Bronco driving in front of me this afternoon. It is a compelling confession. I couldn’t help wondering if it were true.
Based on the other stickers the truck carried, I wondered if the driver of the Bronco would waterboard 1000 terrorists to save one baby killing abortionist even if he or she were American. I think the driver would have the same reservation about saving one can gay American married to another gay American. In fact I doubt he would waterboard anyone to save President Obama who is a straight American with two kids.
Interesting questions to ask the driver at a stop light, but given the fact that waterboarding doesn’t result in good intelligence, does it really make sense to imagine that waterboarding 1000 terrorists would save even one American life? I suspect the driver would really want his sticker to read: “I’d waterboard 1000 terrorists just for the freaking hell of it.”
I guess that’s why I don’t drive a Ford Bronco: I wouldn’t waterboard anybody.
If for some reason I did have 1000 terrorists on hand I’d put them in prison rather than waste time and water on waterboarding them.
Where would one get 1000 terrorists anyway? I don’t think we have that many on hand. And if we did, why give them to someone, especially someone who drives a Ford Bronco?
Of course if I did have 1000 terrorists I imagine the government would think I was a terrorist mastermind and come after me. So I’d either refuse the delivery of 1000 terrorists or call the authorities once I had them. I’d call them even if I had only 999 terrorists. Or even 998. In fact if I had only one terrorist I would turn him or her over to the authorities. I just don’t want them around.
I had the opportunity of pulling up next to the Ford Bronco and asking the driver if he plans on getting his hands on 1000 terrorists, but when I looked into the front seat it had that, “I have no sense of humor and I will kill you for being a smart ass” look, so I just let him get ahead of me when the light turned green.