Let’s play "spot the false premise"

February 25, 2010 § 4 Comments

  1. The original 9-11 plot involved plans to crash planes into West Coast buildings too. This was cancelled by al Qaeda leadership because deemed too ambitious.
  2. Waterboarding KSM gained intelligence which led to the capture of much of the original cell which had planned to hit the West Coast, including the Library Tower in LA.
  3. Surprise had nothing to do with the success of al Qaeda’s attacks on 9-11. A bunch of Islamic terrorists hijacking airliners and crashing them into buildings was every bit as feasible after 9-11 as before.

… from which it follows that waterboarding KSM foiled the Library Tower plot.

Bonus non-sequitur:
… from which it obviously follows that waterboarding prisoners for information is not torture.

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§ 4 Responses to Let’s play "spot the false premise"

  • Mark P. Shea says:

    You are courting disaster. Only torture can keep us safe. And the next time something really horrible happens, it will be your fault.

    Indeed, if it's horrible enough, you can bet that they won't just be calling torture the terrorist. We will also have to do something about pantywaist fifth columnists whose opposition to torture led to the catastrophe of Whatever Horrible Thing that shall surely happen sooner or later. Horrible things are caused by our not torturing. Bad guys *and* their milksop pantywaist enablers should be punished for that. By torture.

  • Tommy says:

    from which it obviously follows that waterboarding prisoners for information is not torture.

    That's totally PREPOSTEROUS.

    The correct conclusion is: from which it follows that waterboarding the Library Towers is not torture.

    🙂

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