Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Mixed verdict on Abu Ghraib...

It seems that the version of Abu Ghraib peddled by human rights groups is false, too. In this case, an officer was convicted of disobeying orders concerning the discussion of that case. He was acquitted, though, of much more serious charges (failing to control Graner and the other MPs who misbehaved).

Then again, the human rights groups are less concerned about justice, and more interested in tying the hands of our interrogators. Never mind that the techniques used may be needed to stop the next 9/11.

Unpleasant? Yes. But a few roughed-up terrorists is a lot more pleasant than a major terrorist attack.

2 comments:

Ken Prescott said...

But a few roughed-up terrorists is a lot more pleasant than a major terrorist attack.

In this case, these weren't terrorists, they were petty criminals.

And, IMNHO, the level of "I-don't-give-a-damn-what-the-night-shift-does" that came from Karpinski down to Jordan rose to level of dereliction of duty.

Harold C. Hutchison said...

True about the individuals involved. That said, Karpinski was disciplined for her actions (or lack thereof). She got demoted, and she's retired, and is quite the darling of human rights groups because she blames the right people for Abu Ghraib.