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2003-10-19 Iraq
8 Marines charged for mistreating Iraqi POWs
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Posted by Paul Moloney 2003-10-19 12:03:15 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [384 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 So we hold investigations and trials to check the actions of our soldiers in regards to POWs, while our enemies slit the throats of anyone they capture...

And the "human rights" crowd constantly bitches about us.
Posted by Robert Crawford  2003-10-19 11:00:00 AM|| []  2003-10-19 11:00:00 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 RC - Amen. It's cuz we have the 5-Star Hotels. You won't find any "respected human-rights" reps in the backwaters where the real action is, they're in London and New York, etc. Any report purporting to be from one of the nasty places is usually bits 'n pieces from lowly local stringers which are pasted together with liberal doses of "editing" (imagination) by a hack in Paris lounging in the Hotel Bar. The days of guys like Howard K Smith (We Were Soldiers) are long gone.
Posted by .com 2003-10-19 12:47:07 PM||   2003-10-19 12:47:07 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 I like that we hold ourselves to a higher standard a s long as we don't scapegoat guys who are honestly acting in accordance with orders.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-19 1:14:51 PM||   2003-10-19 1:14:51 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 Hose, WE should hold ourselves to higher standards. Why the supposedly neutral international organizations hold us to a different standard is the question. They endlessly complain about the fringe problems in the US and other western nations while ignoring the everyday, systemic problems in the third world.
Posted by Robert Crawford  2003-10-19 4:08:23 PM|| []  2003-10-19 4:08:23 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 Robert,
I think Ron R would continue to do the right thing and ignore the criticism and expect that history would get it right in the end. I wish I had his confidence in historians. Looks like we do have friends around the world who watch our back.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-19 8:19:22 PM||   2003-10-19 8:19:22 PM|| Front Page Top

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