|San Diego Soliloquies|
Sunday, May 02, 2004
Only a profoundly ignorant person would insist that:
Really? U.S. soldiers are not violent enough? Tell me, warbloggers. what's the next step beyond this?: (Note, all these acts were perpetrated in one of Saddam's former torture centers)
Remember, this is a small minority of soldiers, but according to the General in charge of the rest of this facility, these atrocities were committed at the behest of our intelligence community. They wanted the prisoners softened up before interrogation.
Well, the corruption is out in the open now. We've asked our soldiers, sailors and marines to fight an illegal, immoral war. They did so to the best of their abilities. Now they face the soul-killing job of an army of occupation amongst a hostile people. Occupation of a people who do not want to be occupied inevitably leads to atrocities. Now maybe Glenn Reynolds and the warbloggers he surveyed would be happy with an Amritsar or a Wounded Knee. I am not. I firmly believe that Iraq is our responsibility; we broke it, we bought it. But I also believe we are not the people to fix it.
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