I'm not defending the abuse - it's an outrage, against everything that we are supposed to be as a nation. I have confidence that the system will provide justice in this case. Hopefully they'll have the sense to shut down that prison, a powerful symbol of Saddam's tyranny.
I just find the crowing on the Left - the ones using this incident to attack the war policy - to be disgusting. And it is right in line with their continuing campaign to sabotage the war at great risk to us all.
posted on 05/05/2004 9:11:16 AM PDT
(yesterday Kabul, today Baghdad, tomorrow Damascus)
Everyone KNOWS how the left will respond to this. They've just been waiting for an excuse to spit on us and call us baby-killers. Everyone KNOWS how it will play in the Arab world. That's why I'm more pissed right now at the people who did this than at the left or press or the UN or al-Jazeera. Their response is predictable. Because their response is predictable, the guilty soldiers are responsible for more than simply violating our American values of human decency; they've increased the risk for every soldier on the ground and made it much more difficult to achieve the mission. My commander told us that we would have to work together to achieve our mission - but any private could screw it up all by themselves by behaving badly. He was right. I guess I expect more from my fellow soldiers.
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