Saturday, October 27, 2007

Meanwhile, Back In Iraq

More GIs continue to get slaughtered for no particular reason. Here's one Green Beret I wouldn't mess with:
'I Don't Think This Place Is Worth Another Soldier's Life'

You're right Sergeant, it isn' never was.

We have failed you young man. You trusted us to never send you into harm's way unless absolutely needed for the defense of your country, and we all betrayed that trust by allowing a morally bankrupt psychopath on the payroll of Big Oil to take charge of our brave volunteers.

Can you ever forgive us?


Anonymous said...

On the link, 'greenberet1' on torture

Administration Struggles With Interrogation Specifics - on 6/19/2007 9:14 AM

greenberet1: ''I have served this nation on 4 continents in 22 differents countries and done so with honor and dignity and in accordance with Army regulations and US and International Law. I have never tortured anyone or permitted it to occur in my presence. I have also been through the US Army SERE School at Camp MacKall so I've been subject to mistreatment and abuse. We signed the treaties against torture to protect our own people against such treatment in time of war and because maintaining the moral high ground is the right thing to do. There is no such thing as a little torture nor is any amount lawful or moral or effective. The most effective interrogators in WWII on either side used neither torture or any other form of abuse. Information gained under torture is unreliable...people reach a point where they will tell you exactly what you want to hear...even make it up to pacify you and stop the pain...that is not good intelligence gathering. Read the accounts of Hanns-Joachim Schraff, a German interrogator during WWII. He was the undeniable master of extracting useable intelligence from American POWs. But he never abused them or even raised his voice. He was a expert on human reactions. The US Army SERE School uses his as the example of most effective interrogation techniques. Ask any US POW from Vietnam if torture ever yielded valuable information...the answer is NO.

''And on the other end...laws are to be followed even if the other side does not obey them. Some model of behavior must define the difference between the Good Guys and the Bad Guys. Otherwise, they have already won. To act a barbarian is to become one. To claim moral superiority, one must maintain the moral high ground.''

Mary Ellen said...

What Bush has done to our military and to our country is a crime. It's too bad that Pelosi won't treat it that way.