Why haven't we stopped torturing prisoners?
But first, I have a question. If human-rights reports of the horrid conditions at Guantanamo Bay cannot be trusted because the prisoners are taught to lie and exaggerate abuse...
...then why do we still insist of torturing prisoners in hopes of extracting information?
If the prison camp is such a humane place, then why didn't the US allow the UN un-restricted access to check for basic humane conditions? Why?
Because we have something to hide - something that would embarrass us - something your everyday American would be ashamed of. I have not heard of a good reason why I should not assume that.
How again does this all fit within a Biblical and Christian world-view? Oh yeah... you have to ignore certain parts of Scripture to justify our disgraceful, reprehensible, and immoral actions.
So much for the whole 'Turn the other cheek/For God so loved the world' bit. Guess interpreting the Bible through Jesus' words is only applicable when vengeful Old Testament verses cannot be cherry-picked to justify our actions.
Do we need to lock these guys up? Yes. Do we need to torture them? No. Do we need to treat them as human beings? Yes. Do they want to kill us? Yes. Am I angry at them for that? Yes. Does it make me sleep better at night knowing that my tax dollars are going to torture people in the name of national security despite Biblical teachings that allude to the fact that we should accord even our vilest enemies basic human rights? Guess.
Does that make me a wingnut liberal who hates our country, uses strawmen, and doesn't believe the Bible?