[H]ow do you think the war in Iraq is going?
There are terrorists in Iraq who have been drawn into that part of the world. Every day we eliminate some of them; that’s one more that won’t be coming here.
What do you mean by eliminate them? Where are the terrorists and insurgents going to go?
Well, they are going to be killed. When they attack our troops, 20 or 30 or 40 at a time are being eliminated.
We can’t kill everyone who hates America!
We can kill a lot of them, particularly when they try to kill us.
You recently created a stir when you defended the interrogation techniques at Abu Ghraib.
Most of the people in Mississippi came up to me and said: ”Thank Goodness. America comes first.” Interrogation is not a Sunday-school class. You don’t get information that will save American lives by withholding pancakes.
But unleashing killer dogs on naked Iraqis is not the same as withholding pancakes.
I was amazed that people reacted like that. Did the dogs bite them? Did the dogs assault them? How are you going to get people to give information that will lead to the saving of lives?
But he clearly gets it on gay adoption.
How do you feel about gay men adopting and raising children?
It’s so important that children have parents or family that love them. There are a lot of adopted children who have loving parents, and it comes in different ways with different people in different states.
I found the phrasing on that question odd. After all, lesbians are adopting as well. But overall, a very revealing interview.