posted on Jul, 22 2008 @ 03:29 PM
You're right people can't be absolved of their actions simply because of their age. I know, I went to juvi many times when I was a young kid for
some seriously dumb stuff.
That said, the circumstances of their capture is important, because it imposes consequences(in this case torture), on teens who may not even know why
they are there. They are doing this to adults too.
Here in America we jail innocent people all the time. There are many, many, many news stories and documentaries on this subject. To assume this
didn't happen in Iraq and Afghanistan is absurd, the added chaos of war, I imagine, would certainly hamper already flawed methods employed. Like
paying people to rat anyone out for being a "terrorist" whether or not is true, is no justification for torture. Calling someone a terrorist
doesn't make them such, just like calling a teen an adult doesn't make it true.
I may be getting the wrong impression from you, but it seems like you're trying to say that they deserve to be tortured because they are of age to be
held to account, and that they have already been found to be guilty of some crime, I hope that I am mistaken in my assessment.
Torture is not a way for the US to conduct itself. Innocent until proven guilty is the reason our justice system works. It isn't the other way