I’ve gone on the record as saying that I don’t get as worked up about all this torture stuff as the average liberal/progressive. We’ve always been doing this stuff, we’re just now hearing more about it due to the evolution of the ways we get information. Though let me make myself clear, I’m not defending the behavior that was released in these reports. All I’m saying is that if people didn’t realize this has always been going on, then they’re either lying to themselves or naive. I’ve always said if we had the Internet, Twitter and Facebook during WWII, we would probably look upon our behavior during that war much differently than we do now.
That being said, the reason I dreaded the release of this report isn’t because of what the world would find out about what we did. Because the truth is, many of these countries (allies and enemies alike) are doing it too. I liken it to the person who condemns the drunk driver, when they themselves have driven drunk – they just didn’t get caught. But the reason I dreaded the release of the report is because of the ridiculous media coverage I knew it was going to get. The left blaming Bush, the right blaming Obama and Democrats for trying to make us look back. The truth is most people aren’t really concerned with what was released in this report, they just cared about trying to form the right argument to heap blame at whatever side they opposed. This report, like far too many other things in this country, would ultimately devolve into a political pissing match between the left and the right which would ultimately accomplish nothing.
But perhaps some of the most absurd comments I saw happened before the report was even released. On Fox News’ Outnumbered, Andrea Tantaros went on one of her usual idiotic rants where she ignores facts for the sake of trying to bash the Obama administration.
“The United States of America is awesome,” Tantaros said. “We are awesome! But we’ve had this discussion. We’ve closed the book on it. The reason they want the discussion is not to show how awesome we are. It’s to show us how we’re not awesome. They apologized for something. They don’t like this country. They want us to look bad and all this does is have our enemies laughing at us.”
First, let me point out how “professional” it is for a person within a major media entity to use a word often used by surfers and random 15-year-olds while speaking about her feelings on the prowess of the United States. I mean, we’re like totally and completely awesome – for sure. Maybe she should audition for the next Lego movie.
And then there’s the complete babble about her ridiculous rhetoric about the Obama administration “not liking” this country. The feeble-mindedness of this woman is astounding. As if a president can’t be critical of the actions taken by their own country. What’s more “awesome”:
- A country owning up to its own mistakes publicly, like a true leader would – or –
- Hiding and denying something the entire world already knew happened, just like our enemies frequently do.
With her comments, Tantaros proved once again how utterly clueless she is. Not only by her immature delivery, but by the pathetic way she put all of this on some trumped-up “hatred” she claims the Obama administration has for this country.
Watch the segment below via Fox News: