Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fail Quote: Rep. West defends waterboarding because it was done to Demi Moore in ‘G.I. Jane’

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Rep. Allen West (R-FL)
Rep. Allen West (R-FL)

In which Rep. Allen West (R-FL) invites us all to play Find the Silly Non-Sequitur Amongst the Tripe:

WEST: The President is the benefactor of a lot of information that came from waterboarding, and the most important thing is when you look at the precedent: Non-state, non-uniformed belligerents captured on the battlefield, under the Geneva Convention, are not afforded the same type of rights. We can make that determination. And as the President, you need to make those things which are necessary to make sure that the American people is kept safe. I see that when we continue to read Miranda Rights to people such as the Underwear Bomber, we’re using an advantage and a leverage that we have. And, furthermore, in the movie G.I. Jane, Demi Moore was waterboarded, and we do use that in military training, in survival, escape, resistance and evasion training.

Oh, an actress was fake-waterboarded in a movie? Well, that settles it, then.