Sunday, March 19, 2006

More torture

The big news story by Eric Schmitt and Carolyn Marshall covers the torture practices of Task Force 6-26, a special ops group targeted with finding Zarqawi in Iraq. The abuses occured long before and long after the abuses at Abu Ghraib were uncovered.

It's very simple. As a child, I would watch movies about World War II and glower at the tactics used by the enemy, the Germans and the Japanese.

We are now the enemy. American soldiers now torture people, criminal acts that used to be completely beyond the pale. Not a rogue authorization, there was no official reprisal once it was uncovered.

This is real life, not an episode of "24", and these acts will be remembered for decades by the people who were tortured. We are all morally responsible for this until it stops.

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