What I wanna' be when I grow up

I'm an American kid.  My Mom and Dad work for the US Federal Government.  When I grow up I wanna' be a torturer - just like my Mom and Dad.  Why?

The people I look up to think torture is OK.  So it must be OK.  Right?

If torture was wrong - wouldn't my Mom and Dad say something about it?

Take a look at this nice lady who explained to one of my friends in fourth grade that they had to torture people to keep me and my family safe from torturers like my Dad is in the US military:  LINK HERE

"Then Misha Lerner, a student from Bethesda, asked: What did Rice think about the things President Obama's administration was saying about the methods the Bush administration had used to get information from detainees?
Rice took the question in stride. saying that she was reluctant to criticize Obama, then getting to the heart of the matter.
"Let me just say that President Bush was very clear that he wanted to do everything he could to protect the country. After September 11, we wanted to protect the country," she said. "But he was also very clear that we would do nothing, nothing, that was against the law or against our obligations internationally. So the president was only willing to authorize policies that were legal in order to protect the country.""

What I don't understand is how revolting torture is to me - but my Mom and Dad - working for the CIA - torture people at work because somebody told them to.  I think it was some guy named John Yoo, who's a lawyer.  I heard my uncle say that you can always tell when a lawyer is lying - it's when her/his lips are moving.

Another thing I was wondering about is how my Mom and Dad torture people when they go to work.  I thought they were just waterboarding people like KSM a coupla' 150 times until he confessed.  He's a grown-up - and I think a Muslim too - and I'm just a kid and not a Muslim - so I didn't think they would torture me too - but then I saw this on my Dad's computer:  LINK HERE

"Bush Administration memos released by the White House on Thursday provide new insight into claims that American agents used insects to torture the young children of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

In the memos, released Thursday, the Bush Administration White House Office of Legal Counsel offered its endorsement of CIA torture methods that involved placing an insect in a cramped, confined box with detainees. Jay S. Bybee, then-director of the OLC, wrote that insects could be used to capitalize on detainees’ fears....

The memo was dated Aug. 1, 2002. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s children were captured and held in Pakistan the following month, according to a report by Human Rights Watch."

I thought my Mom and Dad were concerned about the safety of children since they drive really slow in our SUV and make me wear a helmet when I ride my bike.  They also walk us to the school bus stop and wait for us after school in case there are any terrorists that might want to torture us.  They told me that would be a bad thing.  I don't understand how they are torturers at work but are different people when they are home.  I wonder if they would ever torture our cat to make it confess to taking a peepee on the rug?

Here's something that confuses me:  Jesse Ventura was in the military and he says that waterboarding is torture - especially since he was waterboarded during a survival school in the military.  He seems a lot tougher than the newspeople - many of whom have never been waterboarded - so how come they think they know more than somebody like Jesse who had it done to him?  I don't know - I just a kid - maybe when I grow up I'll find out the truth.  It's hard to understand - especially when my Mom and Dad work for the United States government and they torture people.  They are real nice to me.  I just don't understand.  Here's the video of Jesse talking about torture to a guy that doesn't seem to have any opinions:


When I grow up - I wanna' be just like my Mom and Dad.  I want to be a torturer and I'm gonna practice right now on some bugs.  Even though it makes me sick to my stomach - if I want to be like Mom and Dad I guess I'll have to get used to punching people's faces in which makes me sick too.  I'll have to start with puppies - then I can move on to other animals - then - when I'm old enough - and I'm in the CIA like Mom and Dad - I'll be able to do it without any remorse - just like them!

Maybe - eventually - I can then graduate to be a murderer for the Federal government - since they murdered Anwar al Alwaki and his son.  Maybe after I'm a torturer I can become a murderer too - just like my Mom and Dad working for the US government.

P.S.  My  uncle and aunt are peeping thoms and snoops for the NSA.  They look at everything my neighbors do - at their job.  I wonder if they ever snoop on us - you know - our family?  I think they are really creepy and sick.

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