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Tuesday, May 04, 2004
As Americans always say, punishment doesn't deter crime
In a Reuters story published less than a hour ago, Alan Elsner writes:
Two Iraqi prisoners were murdered by Americans and 23 other deaths are being investigated in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States revealed on Tuesday as the Bush administration tried to contain growing outrage over the abuse of Iraqi detainees...That's how much an Iraqi life is worth apparently.
Wasn't there a time when Bush favored the death penalty?
The story also has this graf:
"The actions of the soldiers in those photographs are totally unacceptable and un-American," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said of humiliating images in the media of Iraqi prisoners. "Any who engaged in such action let down their comrades who serve honorably each day and they let down their country."Yep Iraqis aren't worth a shit so don't worry about them, our brave fighting men and women are the ones who are really harmed by this.