posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 02:09 AM
While those soldiers being held out as the source of all evil at Abu Ghraib no doubt earned their dubious distinction and whatever comes of it, I
remain very suspicious that this whole business was run by the spooks -- who will not be held accountable for their actions.
No, I cannot prove anything, but the distinctive signs are all there, and ignoring the public claims of literally everyone known to be involved in
this scandal that U.S. intelligence agents ordered and supervised systematic abuse at Abu Ghraib (and elsewhere) only goes so far.
There is a lot more to this story than has been overplayed in the world press, but I doubt anyone here will ever see proof of it.
Instead, we must speculate about what actually happened then, what is actually happening now, and what will happen in the future as these same
agencies continue using these techniques with impunity.
Perhaps what bothers me most is how uncertain I am of whether I have a problem with that. How would I feel about it after another successful nuclear,
chemical or biological attack kills thousands more of my fellow Americans? Should we wait for that to happen? When should the gloves come off?
These are questions I hope I won't have definitive answers to anytime soon, but it would be utter folly to assume the U.S. won't be struck again.
If a major U.S. city becomes a smoking crater, our enemies will long for days like these when we were so forgiving, and soul-searching like this will
become a distant, nostalgic memory.