posted on May, 4 2004 @ 01:18 AM
Waaaaah! Our guys abused and humiliated Iraqi prisoners during interrogation. Waaaaah!
Put a sock in it crybabies. There's a lot worse going on in the world. Humiliation has always played a role in interrogation, and that includes
sexually. Being a man in a country where women are 3rd class citizens, it would of course be uniquely degrading to be forced into compromising
positions on the orders of a laughing American woman. Obviously, they're not going to go telling anyone what happened afterwards, and I could see
where they'd be willing to spill the beans on pretty much anyone to avoid the situation.
It doesn't surprise me in the slightest that untrained reservists were put up to this by intel agencies. Clears them of the responsibility as well
as provided some handy scapegoats. Textbook spook activity, really. Their biggest mistake was taking the pictures in the first place.
Were we blindfolding people and pushing them off buildings? No. Were we lining people up and summarily executing them? No. Years in a sweat box
with only what bugs you can catch to eat? Huh-uh. Bamboo shoots under the toenails? Nada. Beating them with fan belts? Nope. Rounding up their
whole families and incarcerating them from the youngest child to the oldest grandparent? No sirree Bob. Iron Maidens? Caustic chemical baths? Arm
in a woodchipper? No, no, and no. Even at our worst, the humiliation brought by us pales in comparison with what our captured servicemen and women
receive, as well as what many of these people have inflicted upon their own countrymen.
Yes, it's dehumanizing, degrading, and just plain disturbing. War is indeed hell. These people weren't a bunch of girl scouts they caught out
selling cookies. I'd certainly rather have them being humiliated under watchful eyes then out on the streets popping RPG's at our men and women out
Where was the outrage when they hung flaming Americans from the bridge in Fallujah? Where was the outrage when our downed pilots were beaten,
tortured, and never to be seen or heard from again? Where was the outrage when the car bomb incenerated several vanloads of schoolchildren? Where
was the outrage when every man, woman, and toddling child in Halabja was gassed? Where was the outrage when Jane Fonda sentenced our POW's in
Vietnam to death by her treasonous acitons? Where was the outrage when the Taliban were having executions in the soccer stadium?
It's all fine and good to fan the flames of scandal when we're caught doing something, but when everyone else commits acts that make these trivial
in comaparison it is collectively ignored.
I don't approve of these acts, but I do understand them. While it is sickening, the bias in this persecution of all this sickens me even more.
There are better things out there to get up in arms over. If the world wants to start acting like it gives a collective #, it needs to start looking
at the bigger picture.