December 11, 2006

Torture? Who Cares?

As much as the fringe left seem to be able to manufacture spittle-flecked outrage over the interrogation of suspected al Qaeda terrorists, they seem curiously quiet over the treatment of a captured homicide bomber that said the following of his incarceration:

"It is a closed-off world designed to isolate inmates from social and environmental stimuli, with the ultimate purpose of causing mental illness and chronic physical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis."

Where is the ACLU? Amnesty International? Dick Durbin?

You would think that sockpuppet (Who answers "How would a Patriot Act?" by moving to Brazil) and his ideological fellow travelers would be all over this story, wouldn't you? And yet they are curiously silent.

It must have something to do with the fact that the man who said this is Eric Robert Rudolph.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 11, 2006 09:32 AM | TrackBack

Deafening isn't it? Oh wait I hear a cricket.

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Monday have a
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Posted by: patty at December 11, 2006 10:56 AM

Um, maybe because Eric Rudolph was given a fair trial where the evidence was weighed against him and a judgement (which he richly deserved) was rendered based on that evidence, unlike the residents of Gitmo and other nameless black sites?

Posted by: Arbotreeist at December 11, 2006 09:56 PM

So if I get this straight, you can do whatever you desire to someone as long as they have gone through the paper beuracracy of a trial. Either you are a lawyer or have never been involved in court and the ultimate sham that is the judical system.

He should change religion and adhere to Islam and its hate. Then he would have the liberals respect.

Posted by: David Caskey at December 12, 2006 10:02 AM

Rudolph had a trial and right to appeal pursuant to all U.S. legal rights and procedures. If you, Confederate Yankee, feel his treatment in prison is unlawful under the "cruel and unusual punishment" clause in the Constitution, then take legal action pursuant to this claim on his behalf. You have raised the issue, you seem to believe it is an actionable issued under law, so take action in concert with your beliefs. I happen to agree with you. Solitary confinement over long periods of time is definitely harmful to one's mental state. Read Nelson Mandela's autobiography for more information on this. Please take action on this. Rudolph should be in a general population cell, rather than in solitary.

Douglas H. Watts
Augusta, Maine

Posted by: Douglas Watts at December 14, 2006 03:46 AM

RE: Douglas Watts

I thought torture was torture no matter Where When Why by Whom. Why aren't the ACLU, Amnesty International, Dick Durbin, and the International Red Cross having riotous demonstrations demanding fair treatment of Mr. Rudolph? Where is the UN when you need it?

Aren't your contentions pure discrimination? You have no, or very little, sympathy for Mr. Rudolph who by the way is a LEGAL US citizen. Yet for enemies of the state and/or ILLEGAL Immigrants you want us to bend over backwards to ensure they experience absolutely no inconvenience.

Posted by: JohnL at December 14, 2006 10:54 AM

This is just dishonest since the ACLU and other civil liberties organizations are on the record opposing the sorts of incarceration practices described above, regardless of who the prisoner is.

Posted by: A Hermit at December 14, 2006 12:54 PM