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One thing about Blokes from Oz is that their hearts and humour are always in the right place!

T. B. Bechtel, a City Councillor from Newcastle, was asked on a local live radio talk show, just what he thought about the allegations of torture of suspected terrorists.
His reply prompted his ejection from the studio, but to thunderous applause from the audience.


'If hooking up a terrorist's prisoner's nuts to a car's battery cables will save just one Australian's life, then I have just three things to say,'

'Red is positive,

Black is negative, and

Make sure his nuts are wet.'


Marc with a C said...

Once again, another misappropriation. the guy is not from Australia, but Texas, and is a professional comedian.

Anonymous said...

These situations are always dependent on three "facts":

1) The person being tortured is REALLY a terrorist.
2) The person being tortured actually knows vital information and will give it up if, and only if, they're badly hurt.
3) Having torture as a policy does not garner us more enemies than we would have otherwise.

You remove any one of those facts from the equation, and it all falls apart.

Drew said...

@ Anonymous:

Torture doesn't work. It doesn't mater if the person being tortured is "REALLY" a terrorist or not.

It also makes us just as bad as he is.

Anonymous said...

These right wing scum sucking bottom dwellers would be the first in line to go bat$&^* crazy if they found out that other countries were torturing US citizens or soldiers. Yet it's ok for the USA to torture brown-skinned folks from other countries. Cognitive dissonance & hypocracy know no bounds.

It's be stated endlessly by the CIA, other security agencies, the military & others that torture simply doesn't work (except on that stoooopid Fox teevee show "24" - a reall right fantasy, that one).

figure it out: if someone started electrocuting you, wouldn't you say whatever they wanted to hear.

This is just stoooopid. And as the first post indicates, it's not even from downunder.

Kip W said...

As Pohl & Kornbluth said in a satirical SF novel, "It's better that a thousand innocents should be punished than that one guilty person should get away."



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