With New Executive Order, Trump Team Shows Plan to Replace War on Terror with a War on Religion
The Trump administration is expected to release a new executive order within the next few days that will pave the way for the CIA to reopen black-site torture prisons in undisclosed locations around the globe. This matters. It matches Donald Trump’s bold-faced declaration tonight on national television: “Does Torture Work? The Answer is Yes.”
What also matters is the none-too-subtle change in justification for the reinvigorating of American torture. A draft of the Donald Trump executive order leaked to the Washington Post reveals that the War on Terrorism will be rebranded as a War on Religion — the particular religion of “radical Islamism”:
Got it? The Global War on Terrorism (for all the problems that had going for it) is being renamed. The new struggle is a religious war, a righteous war, a war against an enemy religion.
How have religious wars gone in the past? Are you looking forward to one in the future?
Welcome to the world of Trump. If you voted for Donald Trump, you are responsible for what happens now and what happens next. You can’t say we didn’t warn you.