Thursday, February 16, 2006

Abu Ghraib

Abu Ghraib
So one of the questions that's been going around is
"Why are they showing these things? Why not show the good stuff that's going on?"
Because, you asses, when you have people being tortured by American soldiers, you HAVE to do something.
Its become apparent in the U.S. that nothing gets done if the public doesn't know about it (and, really, it
seems that little gets done even if the public DOES know about it).
While I appreciate that the men and women of the armed forces are over there doing their jobs for us, doing
what we sent them to do (and yes, I didn't vote for Bush, and I'm against this war, but soldiers do their job
for us by obeying orders), the fact is that when they help someone in Iraq, that's called doing the job.
When they torture someone, that's called a crime.
A monstrosity.

that's it.
Right there.
(I am reminded of the fact that Ted Kennedy did a horrible thing decades ago...but thats what he is known for. No matter what he does, he will always be at that moment on the bridge)

The other question is "Why show these and not the Mohammed cartoon?"
Because of dollars.
Its our own damn fault.
Showing the cartoon does nothing for ratings. Just riots.
Showing this...well...its sad but true.


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