The following letter appeared in my local paper today.
“Publicity of Iraqi prisoner abuse rooted in liberal media bias”
I’m sorry that must not have been good journalism, or maybe it just didn’t have the anti-Bush, anti-American theme the “media” seem to thrive on these days. I for one think the “media” should concentrate more on unbiased reporting and not so much on pushing their liberal agenda. You have to remember, you do have conservative readers, and we would like something to read too.
There is just so much wrong with this. The fact that this man believes that, as a conservative, he shouldn’t have to read stories about torture in American-run prisons in Iraq scares me. Clinton getting a blow job was a scandal; this is a disaster.
These Iraqis were tortured by military intelligence for information. They did not disserve it; no one disserves it. It was a failure in the chain of command to allow this to occur. To put people in charge of a prison without adequate training is irresponsible. Maybe because many of the reservists were prison guards back in the States they thought they had enough training already. Of course, how much training does it take to say “don’t fuckin’ torture people.” My mother could have done that.
These were war crimes. These were crimes against humanity. The Bush administration and the chain of command should not get a pass on this. The American people need to stand up in November and say “enough.”