On August 11, 2006, the day he turned himself in, Sgt. Clousing made a simple statement:
"We have found ourselves in a pivotal era where we have traded humanity for patriotism. Where we have traded our civil liberties for a sense of security. I stand here before you sharing the same idea as Henry David Thoreau: as a soldier, as an American, and as a human being, we mustn't lend ourselves to that same evil which we condemn."
The thoughts of a true hero!
We do have heroes in this age, they are just hidden by the windbags of media. You have to look for them, but they are there.
We owe so much to those who refuse to lose their humanity during these awful times.