Saturday, January 15, 2005

Laws are only for peons.

Charles Graner is human scum. But there is something radically wrong with a system where the only people who are ever held accountable are the people who AREN'T in charge:

"Graner said a lieutenant in his unit told him, "If (military intelligence) asks you to do this, it needs to be done. They're in charge, follow their orders."

Which lieutenant? What was his name? Who in military intelligence gave the order? And is anybody going to show any interest in finding out? Or is it going to be like the Valerie Plame investigation where nobody investigates too thoroughly because one of Bush's buddies is responsible?

And nobody wants to mention the real tragedy: the only chance that there ever was of turning this situation into anything but a disaster was by winning the support of the Iraqi people. And that's GONE. It has become impossible. And therefore any chance of anything good coming out of this is gone also.

"Iraqi detainee Hussein Mutar, in videotaped testimony shown as the sentencing phase began Friday evening, said he had supported the U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein until he was abused.

"The Americans came to free the Iraqi people from Saddam," Mutar said. "I didn't expect this to happen. This instance changed the entire picture of the American people (for me)."

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