Some of the “terrible” techniques we are being decried for using in Gitmo are sleep deprivation, solitary confinement, exposure to cold and heat (as in a cold room), mental games, constant questioning, etc.
If Mr. Parsons really believes that that’s the extent of interrogation techniques at Guantanamo, he’s a fool. He also fails to address the legality of holding the current ‘detainees’.
He also demonstrates a scary, frothing nationalism:
I believe that there is nothing more sacred than United States soil and that it deserves to be protected at all costs. If there is another country or a group who would do us harm, then we must be both smart and tough enough to first destroy them.
Finally, and most curiously, he offers to post a snuff film from September 11, showing people jumping from the damaged buildings. What does he hope to achieve?
Regardless, I’m certainly going to give GoDaddy a wide birth the next time I need some hosting or domain services. Thanks to Rob for this story.
UPDATE: Because the subject of name registrars has arisen in the comments, I thought I’d suggest NameCheap.com. Some smart colleagues of mine recommend it. I just registered a domain there, and it was as pain-free as the process can be.
UPDATE: #3: Unfortunately, both the original post and the retraction have been deleted. I’m glad the folks at GoDaddy are embracing the authentic, transparent spirit of the blogosphere.