You've all seen the photos of American soldiers and their abuse of the Iraqi prisoners. This is a disgrace. I hope these "soldiers" face the maximum punishment that's allowed. They're now saying, through a spokeswoman, that they didn't receive in-depth training on the Geneva Conventions, which govern the handling of captives. That they didn't know the rules. Jeepers, who would have thought it was wrong to treat them inhumanly? Uh, anyone with a third grade education. This just sets us back in the middle east. But there is something else to this. People in the middle east are up in arms over this, as well they should be, but where was their anger when the bodies of American contractors in Iraq were being shown burned and dismembered? They were praising this. Both acts are bad, but I think one stands out as a whole hell of a lot worse.
Lastnight, on ABC's Nightline, Ted Koppel read the names of the soldiers who have given their lives in Iraq. Well, Koppel was on Sean Hannity's radio show and Hannity asked if the names of the soldiers who have given their lives in Afghanistan would be read. Koppel said no. His excuse,
"You know something, it's a perfectly legitimate question. But you know, if you say the kids in Afghanistan, you know, how much further are you going to go, Sean? You know how many guys have died in how many different countries?"
That's the best he could come up with? Why didn't he tell the truth? That he was and is against the War in Iraq and only wanted to read those names because he feels that they would anger Americans more than the soldiers in Afghanistan would.
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