Wednesday, April 20, 2005

This piece from the Washington Post should put to rest the laughable notion that torture and abuse among the U.S. military has been the work of a few “bad apples.” These soldiers did not, after all, simply beat, burn and mutilate on a whim. They sought, and evidently received, approval for their actions – actions which included “low-voltage electrocution, blows with phone books and using dogs and snakes.”

That, my friends, shows exactly the sort of firm discipline and restraint America has come to expect from its military. Seeking permission along proper channels, torturing to approved specifications, following the strictest atrocity protocols, killing only when absolutely necessary or fun: these are the standards we demand from the world’s most advanced fighting force. Congratulations to all involved.
posted by the Medium Lobster at 5:08 PM




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