… and all hell breaks loose.
The Iraqi prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib reminds me of just how damn stupid we Americans can get in shooting ourselves in the head. How the hell can we espouse the high standards of “Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness” which we believe to be a *human* right (not *just* an American right) if a minority of Americans goes all stupid and power-trippin’ sadistic, violating the rights of enemy POWs, which gets plastered all over the worldwide media as “See the Hypocritical American Oppressive Pig-Dogs” and ruins the honour of the rest of us?
It just makes me want to slap the hell out of those who do that and scream, “What were you THINKING?!” And that’s what’s got to be done — Americans punishing Americans for betraying the tentative trust of those we’re helping. Court martial the lot of them, I say. They dishonour the very uniform they wear.