Re: Middle East Discussion
Prisoner abuse at Guantanamo bay and Abu Ghraib, which contravene the Geneva Convention to which the US is a signatory;
The Geneva Convention, only covers UNIFORMED foreign personal, see when I was in the military when we were issued our ID's on the back, there was a Geneva Code letter, mine was "I" these letters tell what part of the convention we are covered, and how much a foreign government is allowed to do to us, for information, or other Intel. The terrorists that have been captured are not covered under those guidelines, and in a way, that allows the U.S. Government to do what they want to them since they are considered outside the laws governing these situations, in fact the way most other countries deal with these types of individuals, makes what we do to them look like play time in the park.
Does that make what we have done right?.......no in a way America has always stood as the "good guys" in any conflict, and its hard to appear that way, when things like this tarnish our name. My self on a personal level could care less what happens to these animals, most of these guys would blow up a school of western children in a heartbeat, and wash their hands of it, by claiming it was the will of Allah. I have lost several friends to this conflict, to men much like the detainees that we have right now, so one can say that I have a biased view of the problem, no doubt thatís right, but im an Old Testament kind of person....an eye for an eye......
It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it.