Those Iranians sure know how to do it right!

Want to read one of the dumbest opinion pieces written in recent memory? Monty Pythoner Terry Jones, writing in today’s Guardian, provides today’s entertainment with an sarcastic opinion piece about how the Iranians ‘do it right’ in terms of how they treat their prisoners versus how all the evil western militaries treat theirs:

I share the outrage expressed in the British press over the treatment of our naval personnel accused by Iran of illegally entering their waters. It is a disgrace. We would never dream of treating captives like this – allowing them to smoke cigarettes, for example, even though it has been proven that smoking kills. And as for compelling poor servicewoman Faye Turney to wear a black headscarf, and then allowing the picture to be posted around the world – have the Iranians no concept of civilised behaviour? For God’s sake, what’s wrong with putting a bag over her head? That’s what we do with the Muslims we capture: we put bags over their heads, so it’s hard to breathe. Then it’s perfectly acceptable to take photographs of them and circulate them to the press because the captives can’t be recognised and humiliated in the way these unfortunate British service people are.

It is also unacceptable that these British captives should be made to talk on television and say things that they may regret later. If the Iranians put duct tape over their mouths, like we do to our captives, they wouldn’t be able to talk at all. Of course they’d probably find it even harder to breathe – especially with a bag over their head – but at least they wouldn’t be humiliated.

And what’s all this about allowing the captives to write letters home saying they are all right? It’s time the Iranians fell into line with the rest of the civilised world: they should allow their captives the privacy of solitary confinement. That’s one of the many privileges the US grants to its captives in GuantÑnamo Bay.

Note the moral equation between British soldiers and the prisoners at Gitmo Bay, and Abu Grhraib. To moral relativists like Jones, there is no difference, there is no right and wrong in the world, just ‘justifiable responses’ from Islamofascists like the ‘leadership’ in Iran to ‘unjustifiable attacks’ against nations that ‘meant us no harm.

Bryan Preston also provides a flashback to how Terry Jones viewed 9-11 as a crime, not an act of war.

Jones, like Rosie O’Donnell, provides a face for the countless numbers of idiots on the left who believe this sort of garbage – with the exception that Rosie believes 9-11 was an ‘inside job’ perpetrated by the US gov’t, which too many nutjobs believe already.

Just one more in a long list of sad commentaries on the state of mind of today’s left, who are working in concert with the Democrats they helped put in power to have them treat Bush and Cheney as ‘war criminals’ and to have the Iraq war declared an ‘illegal act of aggression’ by western ‘oppressors.’ It’s bad enough we’ll have to endure the left’s ‘leadership’ for the next two years. God help us if it goes on any longer than that.

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