Class 11

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I saw a book on the shelf at the library today. It’s called Class 11 and it’s about the class of CIA agents that were training immediately following the attack on the Twin Towers. They’re training was significantly different because the stakes had changed.

Now I watch as my country–yet again–chews itself to death over stupid things like water-boarding. There are probably some from Class 11 that are now being roasted by the extreme left; people who’ve never even gotten dirt under their nails.

Yes–it’s fucking stupid and anyone of the drama queens on MSNBC or on blogs who want to make a huge issue of it need to be jack-slapped.

Abraham Lincoln suspended Habeas Corpus. Yet–here we are.

This is about national security. Not the Constitution, not civil rights–not George Bush. If we can nuke cities, if we can kill 20,000 Japanese on Iwo Jima in one month, without destroying the national fiber of our country, we can pour water on some Jihadists.

And if we don’t want to pour water on people, if we’re just too squeamish for that, despite all the other things that go on in war that are immeasurably worse–fine. Pouring water on people is not currently used by interrogators. But don’t expect many volunteers for the CIA or our military under this current administration. People who are too sqeamish for water surely don’t have the spine to back my right to shoot an enemy in the face and be glad about it.

Now let’s shut the hell up about it and move on.


4 thoughts on “Class 11

    kernunos said:
    April 25, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I think taking no prisoners may be the key. In that brief instance when the enemy is in the sights: Kill him then and be done with it or maybe capture him and one day he can win a lawsuit against the United states.

    On another note Obama did a little suspending of Habeas Corpus.

    magus71 responded:
    April 25, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    I absolutely 100% agree with you on the taking no prisoners thing. The message to terorists should be: You’re dead.

    They should not be allowed to live and be made martyrs of by the media–thus strengthening the jihad and making my life more difficult.

    Bill said:
    April 25, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Man, you always get me thinking but this time it was more than usual. For the life of me I can’t come up with a counter argument here – not that I was on the other side or anything.

    Amos Volante said:
    April 26, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    But, but…

    Can’t we sit around the coffee shop and talk about this ‘Battle’ thing?

    Surely there is a nicer way to do it? I don’t know if I like your tone when you say, “Shoot an enemy in the face.”

    What if they are just misunderstood? Should’t we let them kill a few million of us and then maybe do a study?

    Anyway, quit making fun of the media! Most of them have valid excuses for not being in the military or ever going to war;

    Their feet hurt.

    Their toes hurt.

    Their dads are too rich.

    Their mommies think they might get sweaty, or worse, yelled at!

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