posted on May, 10 2004 @ 09:43 AM
Originally posted by ThePrankMonkey
basing everything on one event is rather narrow minded and short sighted at best and ignorant at worst.
war is a terrible thing, POWs are mistreated on all sides as much as we want to think otherwise. i dont like to see people dying, whether its a
soldier or an innocent civilian.
While I tend to agree that basing judgement on one event is foolhearty this is turning out to be more than just one event. There are allegations
surfacing from other detention facilites and even more disturbing allegations ranging from random sniping of prisoners to raping Iraqi women and
little boys. IF, and I mean IF, these allegations prove to be true then this WILL be one of the defining issues of the war.
How can we, as Americans, stand up and say we are fighting for Freedom and stand on Moralities higher ground when we are acting no better than the
Saddam's, the Sauds or the Kim Jong-Il's of the world? The short answer is we can't, we lose.
[Edited on 10-5-2004 by observer]