Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Your tax dollars at work

An American soldier holds down a detainee who is writhing in agonized pain, deep within the bowels of Abu Ghraib prison. His knees have just been chewed on by a trained German Shepherd attack dog. Remember----we support our troops!

Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues! - Revelation 18:4


Max said...


The acts most of us object to are categorised in the Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War which came into force 21st October 1950.

Amongst acts prohibited by the Convention are:
Violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture – Article 3(1)(a)
Outrages upon personal dignity, in particular, humiliating and degrading treatment – Article 3(1)(c)

While it is clear that many of our soldiers are engaging in such acts, I am wondering if anyone has estimated numbers, i.e. is it 20% of our troops, 50%, 95%?

This photograph is horrific, our government is criminal and many of our soldiers have done horrible things, but I would hesitate to condemn all of the US troops that are over in Iraq.

beamis said...

Tax dollars at work was all I said.

Max said...

Okay, now I think I get your message. The "we support our troops" meant financially, i.e. with our tax dollars. I had understood it a different way. You know, moral support or whatever the hell people mean when they say "Support our troops". Clever, Beamis.

Uncle Jelly said...

You say well here what doesn't really need sayin': Shame for the yellow-ribbon-stickin' majority is dead.

Enjoyin' your rants. Diggin' through your archives as time allows (been busy emblazening a memorial to John "Dickhead" Doe on the rear window of my pickup, ya know).

Keep it up. Tryin' to get you some page views, man.