While most people were horrified by New York State Senator Greg Ball’s call for torturing Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Sean Hannity didn’t have a discouraging word when he hosted Ball last night on Fox’ Hannity show. Ironically, Hannity was talking up “enhanced interrogation” and waterboarding on the very night that marked four years since he had said he’d undergo it for charity (to prove that it’s not torture) and yet hasn’t.
Hannity said, “I don’t believe enhanced interrogation is torture,” before noting that “Ollie North was waterboarded as part of his training." No explanation has to why he has weaseled out of his offer to undergo it himself, with proceeds to go to charity, and prove the point.
Ball boasted about how he had been speaking “from my heart” when he advocated torture as Hannity jumped in to say, “Get the answers! …We need to know what he knows!”
Hannity moved on to complain that Tsarnaev had been Mirandized and that Massachusetts has strict gun laws.
“I’ve got to get out of New York,” Hannity said. “Only seven bullets (are allowed) in my gun. I mean, this city, this state is taking people’s rights away left and right.”
The Republicans since Eisenhower, but especially since the Bushes (especially GWB) have done a great job of dissipating the goodwill towards the USA in the rest of the world.
I presume people have noticed that InSeanity usually makes the story about himself, and he is a pretty ruthless and indecent human being. I don’t have any sympathy for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, what he did was so terribly indiscriminate of human decency that I will not lose sleep at his suffering, but placing him in prison for life is likely to be the best torture he could possibly face. We have millions of prison inmates and suddenly people are concerned about the cost of incarceration. It is such nonsense.
Then when the idea that maybe he can go without lunch for once comes up, he does everything he can to make sure that never happens, and keeping it up- while claiming that the threat doesn’t affect him.
Exact same logic- In fact, I’m kinda wondering about Hannity’s school reputation now.