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Abu Ghraib

Because the news of the prisoner abuse came while I was embedded, I have had very few details. I and the soldiers at Bernstein only knew that pictures had come out. Having now seen a few reports, all I can say is that there is no excuse, and that the people who committed these acts should be severely punished. Those who were in their immediate command should be scrutinized, and punished according to their negligence or participation. But the fact that Harkin and Kennedy are calling for Rumsfeld’s dismissal is rank partisanship, and I think everyone can see it as posturing. As best as I can tell from the ground over here, the military took immediate action as soon as they were notified of the abuse--suspending those who were accused, and initiating an investigation. This should have never happened, but the military appears to have taken it seriously, and to have responded swiftly.

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"But the fact that Harkin and Kennedy are calling for Rumsfeld’s dismissal is rank partisanship..."

Be that as it may, Bush’s teetering on the verge of an all out apology is close to rank capitulation to Harkenesque partisanship. We are at war, damnit! You don’t win war by playing footsie with the enemy, and those like Harken who are the friend of our enemy.

’Nuff said.

I know, why don’t we wait until all the facts are in before we respond. Why are we playing the left’s game of rumor and inuendo. Of course abuse is contrary to the standars Americans hold, but before we lose our heads and race to demand resignations, punishments etc. Let the facts be determined.

I know, why don’t we wait until all the facts are in before we respond. Why are we playing the left’s game of rumor and inuendo. Of course abuse is contrary to the standards Americans hold, but before we lose our heads and race to demand resignations, punishments etc. Let the facts be determined.

You don’t win war by playing footsie with the enemy, and those like Harken who are the friend of our enemy.

Newsflash, genius - you don’t win wars by humliating and murdering prisoners either.

Starbuck, notice I didn’t say genius. If you would take a breath before you type and leave your sarcasm at the door, I think everyone here would take you more seriously. Right now you come off like an idiot. That’s not sarcasm, that’s the truth.

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