Rainjack, unfortunately all you see when you read my writing is what you think I would say or represent.
In another area, I do think that the administration bears responsibility for setting the rules and seeing that they are followed – I’ve talked about that before. Who else can be responsible?
However, in the wider war on terror, you are completely off base. I appear to be asking questions that make some people upset. Maybe that is because the questions are significant?
Sweeping all this shit under the rug and ignoring it is deplorable. Nephorm is making a parody of the type of responses we are seeing on this thread already.
If that isn’t the thinking of the average poster in this thread, then lets see some thought. Lets see some consideration of the underlying issues from the die-hard right. In everything, there is balance.
I am not anti-US or blaming the US when I look into something and talk about what I might be seeing. If you don’t like what I see, don’t blame me, I’m just a messenger.
Doesn’t anyone care that there is a good possibility that innocent individuals have been torured? Does that not cause a problem with your sense of justice? Can you not say something like “if innocent people were tortured that would be wrong”? Instead, I see people get upset at the suggestion that IF something has occured, it might be a problem.
At the same time, you claim to be all about what is right. You claim to have honor and dignity and all that. I’m speaking in the larger sense, not just to you Rainjack, don’t take offense. Well, which is it? Do you care for the little guy, or only the American little guy? Is it alright to look the other way while innocent people are tortured? What, is Iraq the worlds biggest pizza shop?
It’s a question. You should do some soul searching. It isn’t an anti-US rant or a quest for the placement of blame, and it isn’t a politically motivated message. It’s about the principles involved and how people feel about them.
Anything else is your misinterpretation of what you think I might stand for. It shows your own attitudes, or perhaps oversensitivities, not mine.