Saturday, April 12, 2008

Surf's Up, Al Qaeda!

Yes, I am using a picture from the Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze "blockbuster" Point Break for this week's Family Security Matters article. I also reference the film in the post. How's that for obscure film minutiae?

Earlier this week, ABC News reported that senior advisors in the Bush administration gave the green light for “enhanced interrogation techniques” of al Qaeda members. The report stated the following:

“Highly placed sources said a handful of top advisers signed off on how the CIA would interrogate top al Qaeda suspects – whether they would be slapped, pushed, deprived of sleep or subjected to simulated drowning, called waterboarding.”

While this report may shock and offend some people’s sensibilities, the fact of the matter is that the administration purposely leaked this information to the media. Why would they do such a thing, you ask? Because some of the “enhanced interrogation techniques” were far more disturbing than a little sleep deprivation.

These new techniques were revealed through a secret, unnamed source inside the White House – okay, it was Jim the doorman. Jim exposed some of the more unseemly interrogation methods recently approved by the Bush administration. They are scheduled for immediate implementation at holding facilities around the world. Ladies and gentlemen, set your faces to “stunned.”

How's that for a tease? You can read the rest of the hilarity HERE.

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