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Thursday, May 13, 2004

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"The killing of Nick Berg reminds us what this war is all about"

Good thing Republicans don't politicize stuff like Democrats do...




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Monday, May 10, 2004

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Personally, what disturbs me more than the photos of US soldiers doing things they shouldn't be doing is some of the justifications I've heard from some of the right wing commentators.

"It's just a few bad apples who don't represent what the US stands for".

Yeah and 9/11 was done by a few bad apples who don't represent what Islam stands for, but that doesn't stop a lot of folks here from wanting to kill all the brown people.

"It was no worse than what goes on at a frat party"

Great, the mighty US military is no worse than some drunk college kids. I'm so much more reassured now.

"What they did to our guys was much worse" (referring to the mercenaries who were killed then mutilated)

So its a contest? We're not supposed to be treating detainees badly *at all* so there shouldn't be a comparison to what others do.

Bottom line, we fucked up BAD. No matter than 95% of the troops would never do the things seen in the pictures, those who did just made any chance of success in Iraq a distant memory. It doesn't matter if we bomb every square inch of the country, the people will never accept a government laid out by a nation that did what those photos show.
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