Rachel Marsden, now voiceless in the MSM because of her now infamous pro-torture musings last week, has resurfaced in that refuge of Canada's far right dregs, the CFP. And she's unrepentant:
Last week, in my weekly Sun Media column, I argued that it’s really not that big of a deal to make terror suspects like 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed essentially do what any kid does at Halloween when he bobs for apples--except in the presence of the CIA, and with the prize in the terrorist’s case being lifesaving information.
That column triggered an email campaign spearheaded by the Daily Kos--the largest far-left blog in America--which appealed to the Sun’s new editor-in-chief from the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest leftist newspaper. As a result, after 2 years with the Sun and a hundred columns, my writing is now in search of a new home.
Really, has society lost its collective mind to the point where we’ve forgotten how to properly wage a war?
General Paul Tibbets, who dropped the A-bomb on Japan that ended World War II, recently passed away. According to the New York Times, Tibbets told a PBS documentary: “It would have been morally wrong if we’d have had that weapon and not used it and let a million more people die.”
And now here we are, 60 years later, wringing our hands over how we should treat people who have made it abundantly clear that they would have killed us, if we hadn’t nabbed them first. What’s the alternative that the terrorist sympathizers are looking for? To tickle them until they cry uncle and promise to be good boys?
Ms. Marsden, here's a quickie primer on how War works. Specifically, how it works with respect to the treatment of POWs.
During the WWII, for example, most Western Allies adhered to the 2nd Geneva Convention, which forbade the torture of prisoners. And by Western Allies I mean The U.K., the U.S.A., Canada, and so forth. On the other hand Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany were "notorious for atrocities against prisoners ". Now, the weird thing is, even though the Nazis and Japanese were waging war the way it oughtta be done, by Ms. Marsden's lights, they came off decidedly second best. If I remember my history correctly, it was the hand-wringers who won.
Belated kudos, incidentally, to editor-in-chief Lou Clancy for scratching Marsden from the T.O. Sun line-up and, I suspect, being the man behind spiking Ezra's similarly crazed ramblings a few weeks ago. The problem, of course, is that these should never have made the paper in the first place.