God has Special Providence for drunks, fools, and the United States of America.
Words to live by, and we Americans surely do.
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There are two things you will never wish to watch: the making of sausage and the making of legislation.
Now, it was well-known by key members of congress, including leading Democrats---not to mention the papers---that certain members of al-Qaeda were captured and then subjected to "harsh" interrogation, including waterboarding. Putatively, as a result, these monsters gave up the goods, and innocent lives were saved from their nefarious plans.
Sausage was made.
Nobody felt very good about it, but everybody---everybody---knew what was what.
Tapes of the process were made. Since no good could come of them being revealed to the world except to show how horrible sausage-making is, and how awful the United States of America must be to make it, somebody at the CIA had the tapes destroyed.
The fellow's name seems to be Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr., who was in charge of such things. Perhaps they'll throw him in jail, if they can find something to charge him with. He is presently unavailable for comment.
Now some of us are looking for someone to blame for doing what was necessary to save innocent lives, but Mr. Rodriguez took it upon himself to make sure that couldn't happen. Did he break some law? I have no idea.
But make no mistake, we all wanted the sausage. And if now they pass some legislation against making it, I don't want to watch that either.