A TVNL Guest Contribution:
What I DO understand is the anger and outrage at the thought of how these two young kids were violated. .I DO understand that we are …as a nation…..horrified by what has been described as ‘barbaric’ torture that we can only imagine. I really DO understand that, Mike.
But I’m confused. Why is there not the same anger and outrage each and ever time one of our kids is blown to bits by a roadside bomb? Is that kind of death less painful or less brutal or less final? Why is there not the same anger and outrage at the thousands and thousands of young men and women whose bodies and minds have been mutilated and who lie in hospital beds or rehabilitation centers with wounds that are horrific and crippling and whose lives will forever be scarred?
Why is there not the same anger over the brutalization of the people of Iraq perpetrated by the Bush crime family…. from the death and destruction of Shock and Awe to the murderous attacks at Fallujah and Haditha? Is that we can confront the deaths of two young men more easily than we can fathom slaughter in greater numbers? I really don’t understand.
The morgues in Baghdad are overflowing. The bodies that arrive on a daily basis are just as dead, and most probably died as horrible a death as did the kids who made the news today.
We are about to launch an attack on Ramadi….to ‘cleanse’ it of insurgents. More people will be blown apart and the war will go on because we are making ‘progress’ in the war against terror that people still believe exists.
And tomorrow is another day.
Editor’s Note: We warned that torture begets torture.Â Flashback to our article of two years ago: ALL BETS ARE OFF, written when the first Abu Ghraib photos were released: