Thursday, February 16, 2006

Abu Ghraib, So What?

Reuters reported on 15 February that the Australian network, SBS, broadcasted images of alleged abuse of what it says are prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. The news story said some of the photos are similar to the previously released pictures, “the latest photographs apparently reveal further abuse including new incidents of killing, torture, and sexual humiliation.”

It also said that some prisoners were killed when U.S. soldiers ran out of rubber bullets and started using live rounds to stop a riot at the prison.

Are you outraged? I’m not. I don’t care if terrorists are tortured or killed. The only way to deal with terrorists is to kill them. (A must read on why killing terrorists is the way to go, is the book by Colonel David Hunt, They Just Don’t Get it. In a couple of chapters, the good Colonel advocates killing the terrorists as you find them.)

I was outraged that people like Nicholas Burg and Daniel Pearl were tortured and killed, as both were beheaded and the beheadings were broadcast over the internet and middle-eastern television. Neither of these two men ever did anything wrong to Muslims. They didn’t deserve to be executed.

Were you outraged by the murders of Burg and Pearl? You should have been and if you weren’t, you should be ashamed.


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