Who is telling the truth?
Is it the Democrats who wrote their report — actually, a political document — on the CIA and its tactics against genocidal IslamoNazis, or is it the CIA’s former directors and field operatives who claim the exact opposite, and who were not interviewed by Senate Democrats?
History is a useful guide. According to Democrats, if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Democrats had never heard of Jonathan Gruber until YouTube videos showed that they quoted him at length as their esteemed expert. Democrats tell us that Officer Wilson shot Michael Brown after the latter surrendered. They also tell us that rape culture exists on college campuses. But two prominent recent accusations of campus rape — UVA and Lena Dunham — have turned out to be ghastly lies and unforgivable slanders.
The ethical landscape of postmodern Democrats is fused to Orwellian Newspeak.
The Geneva Conventions do not apply to jihadists. One of the purposes of the Geneva Conventions is to distinguish between national armies in uniform and combatants who do not wear uniforms. Many articles in the Conventions detail the proper treatment of prisoners of war. The Conventions accord no protection to jihadists — who wear no uniforms, who are transnational, and who are, by definition, terrorists. John McCain was a POW in Vietnam. Under the Geneva Conventions, jihadists are not POWs and can never be.
Democrats seem unaware of this crucial distinction.
To cover themselves, the Senate Democrats claim that we should not use enhanced interrogation even if we glean important intelligence as a result.
This is — give us a moment to find the right word — grotesque.
If we follow the Democrats’ utopian logic, the deaths of innocent people, be it one person or ten thousand, are acceptable when set against the moral grandeur of caffè-latte conversations.
If you are a jihadist, this political report is a gift that provides valuable insight into America’s intelligence services, and into the fatal weakness lurking at America’s heart like slow-release poison.
If you work at the CIA, you will feel demoralized and burned by your own country, and you will hesitate to do what must be done to guard America for fear of prosecution and persecution by political hacks.
If you are an ally of the United States, chances are very good that you will no longer cooperate with our security services for fear that Senate Democrats might harm your national security by leaking sensitive information.
If you are an American you are less safe than at any time since 9-11.
Here’s a link to a PDF of the GOP response to the Democrat’s lynching document.