Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Tip of the Ice Cube
Newly released documents indicate WIDESPREAD TROOP ABUSES!!1!! according to the ACLU and its PR firm, AP:
    Newly released documents regarding crimes committed by U.S. soldiers against civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan detail a troubling pattern of troops failing to understand and follow the rules that govern interrogations and deadly actions.
A troubling pattern of bajillions millions hundreds of thousands tens of thousands thousands hundreds almost dozens of incidents:
    The documents, to be released today by the American Civil Liberties Union ahead of a lawsuit, total nearly 10,000 pages of courts-martial summaries, transcripts and military investigative reports about 22 incidents.
The system is at fault because it made the soldiers do it:
    They show repeated examples of soldiers believing they were within the law when they killed local residents.
Believing/insisting. Ah, how the truth is merely felt:
    In the suffocation, soldiers covered the man's head with a sleeping bag, then wrapped his neck with an electrical cord for a "stress position" they insisted was an approved technique.
Defense is gospel, unless of course, it's the military defending itself from a lawsuit designed to....I dunno, make the military look defensive? As a defendant?

I'm glad we live under a system where this sort of thing is possible. I wish we lived in a culture where it was not so pervasive.

To say Noggle, one first must be able to say the "Nah."