Taking it Back

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*Now, don’t get me wrong.*

I feel for the prisoners of the US Military that were abused, tortured, humiliated, raped, and any other outrageous act that was inflicted upon them. That my country’s military performed those acts is awful and should be punished to the fullest extent of international law.

HOW-EVER!

Let us not forget the thousands of people who have been killed, maimed, or terrified by a war that should NEVER HAVE HAPPENED! Let us not forget that we shouldn’t be there in the first place, let alone perform those horrible acts on prisoners.

* How about the bombs we dropped on innocent people?
* How about the military casualties to find nukes that weren’t there?
* How about the chemical weapons? I thought you said they had chemical weapons vans? Where the hell are they?
* How about the soldiers who die day after day to restore peace to a country that we have absolutely no business being in? Who don’t want us to be there?
* How about Osama? Where’s all that “evidence” that he was involved with Saddam? Was there any?
* How about this fictional war created to grab some oil?

Why don’t we _not only_ look at the horrible acts of some confused military personnel, but also at a groundless war? If there’s one thing I know about the military is soldiers don’t often jump unless instructed and lots of soldiers don’t jump unless ordered. Where does the accountability end? The soldiers? The Generals? Rumsfeld?

bq. �I call on all governments to join with the United States and the community of law-abiding nations in prohibiting, investigating, and prosecuting all acts of torture,� -George Bush

Or, how about the maniacal president that started it. This war should never have happened! We went in to stop atrocities to people and instead we committed atrocities? No? Really? What do you think happens in wars? You think we went to iraq to give out puppies and lollypops? Wars are not generally a great place to find peace. Sure there was World War II and the Nazis, and somebody had to stop them, but they went in to other countries and killed and tortured innocent people because of their religion!

Wait, that sounds eerily familiar to me.

Reasons for my outrage
“Chain of Command”:www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?040517fa_fact2
“HEARTS AND MINDS”:http://www.newyorker.com/talk/content/?040517ta_talk_remnick
“The Price of Arrogance”:msnbc.msn.com/id/4933882
“Rape Rooms: A Chronology”:slate.msn.com/id/2100014

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