Now they speak up...
Wednesday, May 05, 2004
Posted by J. J. Jackson @ 6:45 PM
With about a dozen or so American GIs now accused of mistreating Iraqi prisoners, the radical left finally speaks up about how bad it is to abuse prisoners. Not only that but they are further painting the U.S. and the military as evil with a capital E for the acts of these few.
First, a little perspective. Liberally I am going to say that there are 50 U.S. service men and women under investigation. Conservatively I am going to say that there are only 100,000 soldiers in Iraq. Now that I have underestimated the later and overestimated the former and purposefully made the situation worse than currently reported we see that this amounts to 0.05% of the U.S. Military committing these "crimes".
0.05%? What the HELL!?!?!?! The U.S. military, our President and our country are being crucified for the actions of 0.05% by the same people that never once spoke a peep about how many thousands dead at the hands of Saddam Hussein? And we aren't talking about even deaths here except in one instance who's events are unclear. We are talking about naked men, be humiliated and forced to play leap frog or build pyramids. We are talking about some humiliation. We are not talking about plastic shredders and acid baths.
Remember who used the plastic shredders and the acid baths? Sure you do. But these same people that are now out to get America at "all costs" didn't give a rip about the humanitarian disaster in Iraq under Saddam.
But now they care that some Iraqis who are in prison for a reason are at best humiliated and maybe sodomized? Well, at least they aren't dead!
Some further perspective. I don't condone physical violence against prisoners such as forced sodomy or even shooting at them unless they are attempting to cause harm to our soldiers watching them. I do not however have a problem with humiliating them and using psychological tactics to get them to talk. If anything done here went beyond the level of humiliation and psychological warfare then let's walk those responsible through the court martial process and reprimand them in accordance with UCMJ.
But to have the high and mighty socialists of this country and around the world who remained silent and made excuses for Saddam suddenly turn around and use this as an excuse to trash America over the actions of 0.05% of our soldiers completely shows which side they are on.
And remember, the same people criticizing us today are the same people that praised the Iraqis that bombed 4 civilian contractors and strung their burned bodies up from a bridge in "protest" and "defiance" of American Imperialism.
You want some? Come get some.
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