In February 2016 Donald Trump emphatically told the world, “I’d bring back waterboarding and I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”
So here’s my line in the sand:
I am a software developer supporting the mission of counter-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. I am a member of the Intelligence Community. If Trump reinstates the use of torture by American personnel I will resign from my job in the Intelligence Community in protest.
If we come to such a point, I may keep working at the Lab, but I will not work on intelligence projects and have my efforts in any way used in support of such despicable behavior.
Waterboarding is torture. Anything “a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding” is torture. I will not spend my time and energy on projects that imply that such treatment of prisoners is acceptable.
We should be better than that.
I am better than that.
What do you stand for? What is your line in the sand?