The Other Cheek

Now that the Taliban have captured an American soldier in Afghanistan, the right wing radio voices are being raised about his possible treatment.  Well, let’s see – what examples have we given them to follow?  Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, Baghram, or rendition to the dungeons of Egypt, to name a few.  Maybe Rush and Sean and Bill et al. will finally see the value of following the wussy Geneva conventions with people we capture: if we don’t, we can hardly expect or hold any other side to such rules either when our folks are gathered in by the radicals of this world.

I don’t want to be this guy.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see his head on a pike.  Not good news, but we have only ourselves (and Cheney and Atkinson and Yoo and Perles and Wolfowitz) to blame.

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