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GUEST,Another Guest BS: Photos here of Iraqi prisoner abuse (83* d) RE: BS: Photos here of Iraqi prisoner abuse 09 May 04

Well, to me,..........this is "beyond" shameful for the US in it's standing in the world community. It's repulsive and despicable. How can we as a nation recover from this? It's like a grown-up playing with fire and burning the house down only to be caught by the child. Horrible.

These photos brought instant tears and anger from me. I wondered if my forefathers from Africa AND my native American Indian relatives from years passed were treated this way. I think not. I think it was much worst for them. But who was there to save those abused ones? Wrong is wrong. That's another story.....Some say one way to judge a nation is to see how humanely they treat their prisoners in time of war. I hear this is the tip of the iceburg.

The weakness of some brings shame to all. We, the US, are supposed to be leaders, bringing innovative ideas to an opressed community, not followers that continue the abuse these same people have suffered for so long already in their own with Sadam. Where were the leaders for the military in this whole process? Are they part of this too? There's supposed to be "checks and balances" each step of the way in the distribution of power right?. That's the way our governmemt is set up any way. It's not right and I'm going with a gut feeling that now things will HAVE to change from the very top, in between, and even the bottom.   

To sum it up: I believe that the vast majority of the military enlistants are doing their jobs to the letter and are performing superberbly. I support them. I have yet to believe that this abuse is running rampant in the general population of the military. However, this is a "black eye" for all of us, especially for those that serve and have done so much good. It over shadows the good they have done and will be embebbed in the memories of those that we tried to rescue for a longer time. Ultimatey, it makes the current US administration look worst than before. We already know that Iraq had no direct link to 911, and yet, we the "adult" (in the world community) have gone to war with a "child", little Iraq. I have to admit that even though I have never supported the Bush Administration for a variety of reasons beginning with how they got into office in the first place, the loss of millions of jobs while the rich got richer from insane tax brakes, the extremely large national debt, and the the "cowboyish" image we now have in the way the Iraqi war has been conducted, to name a few,.......this must have caught them off guard. Poor leadership just about sums it up................A change is a commin'.

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