Friday, November 04, 2005

Abu Ghraib general says fault goes high

CLICK TO READ: Seattle Post Intelligencer: Abu Ghraib general says fault goes high by Sam Skolnik

"Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, the highest-ranking Army officer to be punished for the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, said Tuesday night that blame for the incident should go as high as Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld."

Well, heck (said with my best Bushie drawl), WE knew that. It has become clear as the whites of the insurgents' eyes--this administration espouses, condones, and promotes torture. Even though it has been proven not to work as a method of gleaning information. Even though it is against international law. Even though it is immoral and reprehensible. And, worst of all, while wrapping pro-torture in a rationale of "keeping America safe", our soldiers are put at at even greater risk--if captured, they are now sure to be treated reciprocally. Not to mention the fact that our torture policies are accomplishing the insurgents recruiting for them, putting all of our troops at even greater risk.

Are we, as Americans, willing to allow this to continue in our names?

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