It's clear that technology hasn't helped the bastards involved in the photos out of Iraq's Abu Graib and other prison camps including Gitmo. Either that or the US personnel there are just stupid. Why produce evidence that will cut your throat later? I used to wonder why Nixon taped his most intimate conversations.
In Vietnam, there were photographers, REAL newsmen and journalists, and none of this "in bed with" sh*t, and to my knowledge, they weren't censored. So every night people around the world received a huge dose of the good and the bad in Vietnam. Little good, lots of bad.
But this current sorry excuse for a military organization cannot seem to keep from screwing up, and then getting caught. There is no doubt that people from the White House down to field commanders belong further into the pits of prison than these five or six clearly screwed up kids. These enlisted personnel demonstrate total destitution of any understanding of the horrors they're visiting on these Arab men.
The Arabs would rather die that be disgraced in such horrifying ways. Ways like the women sticking their hands in their britches and bringing up some form of red material wiping it on the prisoners and telling them it is menstrual blood. Clearly relieves women from the position of the "fairer" sex. They seem just as capable of sinking to sick perverse depths as men.
That one man, naked and surrounded by Americans appears to be screaming as if he has lost all control of himself. The man with the dog in his face appears the same way.
This is sick and perverted in the extreme. Damn these sonsofbitches.
But lets head up the line and flush out the cowards who gave the orders and then ducked out of sight. Colonel Karpinski clearly took her's on the chin. Let's get Major General Miller and yank a pound of flesh! The Dumbsfeld, and the little wetback. Then when Dick finishes with the business of shooting up his friend, and maybe someone can sober George up long enough to sit in the docks.
These sons of a thousand fathers have left Saddam Hussein in a cloud of dust in terms of war crimes and such. This country has stooped to some unbelievable lows in it's short existence, but by god and sunny Jesus, never, ever this bad. The Bush Regime, unelected and illegitimate is solely responsible for ALL of this crap.
There IS no democracy in the Middle East ANYWHERE PEOPLE!! There will never be, not ever. These people don't want what the US refers to as democracy. They are of a theocratic mind, and the ones that, for whatever reason, want western style living usually leave.
There is no functioning government in Iraq, and there IS NOW A CIVIL WAR GOING ON!! At the instant, which, by the by, has come and gone, Iraqis start shooting Iraqis, why...........you have a civil war. No mother's son can say with any form of honesty that Iraq is better now than under Hussein. Straight from the frying pan into the fire, so to speak.
Murders, sadists, perverts, what the Americans in the Middle East and Washington DC REALLY are. The world has no respect for the US because Americans have no respect for themselves. "Support the troops!" Can somebody tell me what this idiotic phrase means? Support them In their perverse endeavor, not a chance. Send them support hose?, well I guess so. I think I'll puke if I see one more of those goddamned little ribbons!!
The fact is, no one can support these people in a massive criminal endeavor as is being committed in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have no sovereignty, they are hand puppets for the US. For those that haven't read Paul Bremmer's 100 laws he left as he quickly jumped the next plane smoking out of Baghdad, then you owe yourself a peek at what the US envisions as the responsibility of it's handpicked "government."
I just can't believe that America continues on it's merry way as horrible crimes are being committed in their collective name, and whilst their pockets are being emptied by the same sad sacks in the White House.
You can be sure of one thing though, democracy and freedom are not in anyway blossoming in the middle east, and with Iran and Hamas carrying on high level discussions with the Russian Federation, the US aim of empire in the Middle East is over. It only remains to see how they manage to get their fat pudgy, white asses out of there before this crime grows to a point other BIG countries decide to take a hand.
Ted Bohne N96173@msn.com is a Vietnam Vet, and former U.S. Army Ranger, 51 years old, disabled, formerly a paramedic and adjunct faculty at Texas Tech University School of Medicine and tenured faculty at Odessa College, Odessa Texas.