Friday, May 11, 2007

Torture. Petraeus speaks out.

The Commander of the Iraq debacle, General David H. Petraeus, has sent a letter to the troops. He suggests that soldiers are measured by how they treat the enemy. A good soldier does not torture. It is an audacious letter. It has taken six years for ONE person in the administration to set the standard straight and to reassert our respect for the Geneva Conventions. It is heartbreaking that the Pentagon's own recent internal report showed high support and widespread acceptance of torture among U.S. soldiers. Hence, the Petraeus letter has been sent out to the troops. It will be interesting to see how the Right handles this letter. It they are consistent, they must show outrage.

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