September 13, 2006

This sounds like a great idea, doesn't it?

I had started a post about this before I left for work this morning, and come back to find Pandagon did the work so I don't have to (just like scrubbing bubbles). A brief quote:

"If we're not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation," said Wynne.

Oh boy.

Posted by binky at September 13, 2006 04:10 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Military Affairs


It seems to me unfair to pillory this. I agree it was inelegantly stated, and has a certain haunting ring to it, but taking it at face value it sounds to me like precisely what we of a leftward persuasion have been saying along. If we had applied to the prisoners at Abu Ghraib the same standards we apply to prisoners on our shores, we'd never have gone in for the criticism we have endured. And as much as we've (collectively) rolled over before Bush 43's arrogation of power, he hasn't gone around torturing Americans, at least that we know of. It'd be a marked improvement, IMHO, if we tested our methods for overseas prisoners against the standards we apply at home. I cringed at the headline, and some of the wording, but on balance nothing said troubled me in particular.

Posted by: moon at September 13, 2006 07:33 PM | PERMALINK
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