Line in the Sand

December 14, 2016 1:36 pm

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."

I've previously stated how unacceptable the use of torture is by our country.

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?

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