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Abused Iraqi prisoner photos spark world outrage

Discussion in 'The OT' started by John Corn, May 1, 2004.

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  1. Richard King

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    Interesting... ESPN must have "edited" the copy. Here is what came up when I clicked it. Obviously it is in my history pages.

    I find it interesting and disgusting that he would be more shocked about a few living souls being piled up and abused (but still alive) than he would the pictures of thousands of dead, starved, gassed souls.
     
  2. jonstad

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    Several interesting things, not least of which is ESPN deciding to "edit" out that single line. Hmmm!

    What is "disgusting" to me is that this time it is MY country and MY countrymen perpetrating and responsible for the atrocities. And let's not forget, at least 30 of them are NOT "still alive" and whose deaths are questionable enough to warrant an investigation into them, some with photos of "Amricans"(term used loosely) grinning and giving the thumbs up over the battered body.

    Obviously our actions, so far, have not reached the scale and magnitude of the Nazis. But I assume many Americans are feeling a semblance of what Germans felt when confronted with images of Dachau or Auschwitz. Of course many probably couldn't or didn't want to believe what was presented to them as evidence. Still others insisted it was the actions of a relative few or they were only "following orders". Some even maintained, and still do, that it didn't happen at all, that it was all a hoax staged to make Germans look bad.

    Also, at some early point in the Nazi regime, the Jewish dead "in custody" numbered only thirty or so with others mistreated who were "but still alive". ABC reported yesterday that "unofficially" 5500 Iraqis have died AFTER Dubya declared "hostilities over" on that air craft carrier deck. Other counts go 10,000 plus since we first invaded.

    If the media hadn't gotten hold of these images and our actions in Iraq hadn't been uncovered, ya suppose our "innovative interrogation techniques" would have ended on their own? Ya suppose some of them are still going on behind closed doors without cameras around? Or in third countries like Pakistan, Uzbekistan or other place where human rights are not a priority?
     
  3. freakmonkey

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    We are still beating this horse is it going to be beat till November. I love the Hitler and Nazi comparisons.

    A few years ago in Miami a school bus with elementary school age kids got hijacked. It was a media event they followed the chase through the streets of Miami on to the expressway over the cause way onto Miami beach. After a tense standoff the swat team rushed the bus killed the kidnapper and dragged his body off the bus. The swat team members were caught by a thousand news cameras high fiveing and celebrating a job well done over the dead mans body. There was scantly an out cry over theses American peace officers acting out in the same way.

    Now a few soldiers get caught doing the same thing and it is the end of life as we know it. People in prison here in America are routinely subjected to far worse behavior than any of the snap shots that have come out of Iraq. this is a media mountain out of a mole hill. Any thing to show bush and company in bad light.

    Siding with terrorist and foreigners over our own country men.

    ANY THING TO WIN AN ELECTION! :nono2:
     
  4. JM Anthony

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    Freak, if you see those two circumstances being even remotely comparable, do yourself a favor and get up, get out of your chair, take a long walk around the block, and clear your head. Unbelievable!!
     
  5. freakmonkey

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    How are they not? Dead guy armed officers cheering the death.
     
  6. Richard King

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    http://www.drudgereport.com/flash3.htm
     
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    LINK

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  8. Bogy

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    Don't you love it when politicians are consistent? :nono:
     
  9. jonstad

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    And THIS is your justification?
    :icon_dumm

    Well, OK. Then the solution is obvious. We simply document the "far worse behavior" "People in prison here in America are routinely subjected to" and present it to the world so they can all see how good the Iraqi prisoners have it.
    :lol: :uglyhamme :rolling:
     
  10. jonstad

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    Unfortunately Bogy, I think you may have misinterpreted Lott's comment.

    I think what he meant that instead of "in prison", we should have just killed them outright.
     
  11. Bogy

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    That's what I get for being such an optimistic pollyannish kind of guy. Always giving conservatives the benefit of the doubt.
     
  12. lee635

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    I wasn't thinking deadmanwalking either...
     
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