Reality Trumps Fiction, Again

So, all along in the torture "debate" (and yes, I threw up in my mouth a little just typing that) my position has been that the 'ticking time bomb' scenario was a lie and a fiction, just a bullshit hypothetical to try and justify the unjustifiable.

Apparently, I was wrong. Scott Roeder, George Tiller's accused assassin, is now claiming "that similar violence was planned around the nation for as long as [abortion] remained legal".

Classic 'ticking time bomb' scenario. A terrorist in custody is dropping dark hints about further terrorist acts to be committed by other members of his group. You can easily picture Roeder chuckling evilly with an oily smirk on his face as he said it, right?

Oh sure, I know, rights and laws and blah blah blah, all that stuff us bleeding hearts value above our mothers. But lives are at stake! The clock is tickingIn the words of our beloved former Vice President,

no moral value held dear by the American people obliges public servants to sacrifice innocent lives to spare a captured terrorist from unpleasant things

So let's get to it, people. Chop chop, so to speak. Let's strap Roeder to that water board and 'fake' drown him dozens of times. Tie his arms behind his back and dangle him from the ceiling for a few hours. Beat him until he shits himself, then let him lie in his own filth. Keep him awake for six days or so until he cracks.

I'm sure, if we apply enough enhanced interrogation, there are plenty of other assassinations he'll fess up to.

UPDATE: Poking around teh innernets, I see the usual suspects have already jumped on this very logical train of thought.

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