Read time: 1 minute

Torture Report Delights Joe Walsh: Rectal Feeding Is 'Job Description' Of An 'American Hero'

Radio host and former Republican Rep. Joe Walsh suggested on Wednesday that anyone who participated in torture techniques like rectal forced feedings or chaining prisoners naked to the floor were "American heroes."

Radio host and former Republican Rep. Joe Walsh suggested on Wednesday that anyone who participated in torture techniques like rectal forced feedings or chaining prisoners naked to the floor were "American heroes."

After Sen. Dianne Feinstein released the Senate Intelligence Committee's long-delayed report on the CIA's use of torture on Tuesday, Walsh had tweeted, "Good. Big deal. Now go focus on defeating the Islamic enemy."

"I'm glad they put the report out," he explained to CNN host Carol Costello on Wednesday. "I'm glad though because I don't think we should be ashamed of what we put out. Again, we're fighting an evil enemy. There are times when we need to get our hands dirty when we fight that enemy."

"Is an American hero someone who is instructed by our government to conduct rectal forced feedings on a prisoner?" Costello wondered. "Or chain someone naked to a concrete floor until he dies? Or nearly drown them two to three times a day? Is that the definition of an American hero?"

"It may, Carol, be part of the job description," Walsh insisted.

"Really?" Costello gasped.

"Absolutely!" the former Illinois congressman replied. "We forget as Americans who we are dealing with. Got to be frank, we're dealing with animals. We're dealing with groups of people who behead, blow up, exterminate people."

"So we should be animals?" the CNN host pressed.

"The way you defeat an animal, Carol, oftentimes is to act like one," Walsh opined.

Costello pointed out that the U.S. had acted like "animals" during Abu Ghraib and the incidents of torture, "and it didn't stop anything."

"We have to do what we have to do to defeat this evil enemy," Walsh concluded.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team