Last night on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show, she had a guest on, Melissa Harris-Lacewell, to talk about Obama’s first 100 days. Harris-Lacewell, an associate professor at Princeton University, said that even though they (blacks) aren’t supposed to really say it out loud, African Americans are just happy that Barack Obama has not been shot at in his first 100 days.
Then she goes on to proclaim that most African Americans who have achieved Obama’s level of success typically have violence visited upon them. By whom, she doesn’t say, but I’ll bet it’s that evil whitey! She ends with “So it’s a new day in America that the guy is still giving press conferences 100 days later.”
This was almost as bizarre as a black caller on Michael Medved’s show yesterday, saying he voted for Obama ONLY because he’s black. He said he didn’t care about Barack’s policies or what effect they will have on America, either, just so long as the whites get to suffer.
To further illustrate in mindset, he then told Michael that even though he was sure O.J. killed his wife, he was happy that he was acquitted because it was time for payback to white people.
This afternoon, one of my favorite radio personalities, Herman Cain, was on the Neil Cavuto show to talk about a statement that Barack made in his 100-day commemorative speech last night. Obama declared that because of the swift actions of his stimulus plan, over 150,000 jobs were created or saved. What? Is he kidding? How do we know?
Well, Neil and Herman both had the same question, and I, along with them, am still left wondering just how in the heck anybody could really know and/or gauge this. Where did he get these numbers from? And where’s the “open, honest and transparent” government we were promised? I guess all we got was just a bunch of hopeychange.
Tonight on Special Report, the topic of enhanced interrogation techniques were discussed, primarily waterboarding. Michael Scheuer, former head of the CIA’s Bin Laden Unit, describes correctly how waterboarding is defined. Everybody is all up in arms about poor little Kaleid Sheikh Mohammed being waterboarded ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-THREE TIMES! Oh, my, how awful! /sarc
But what they don’t tell you is that every single time water is dripped or poured over the subject’s head and/or face is considered a “waterboarding.” So when KSM was “waterboarded,” that doesn’t mean he had 183 separate sessions of waterboarding; it means that water was dripped, poured, or put against his face and/or head 183 times. Yes, you read that right. Each application (not session) was considered to be one waterboarding.
Having said that, and watching Scheuer describe this, it still wouldn’t be enough to extract whatever info necessary from KSM even if it WERE 183 individual separate sessions of waterboarding. American lives were at stake, as well as lives of our allies around the world, and our guys did the right thing. Nobody will ever convince me otherwise.