Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Responsibility



The buck stops where?
Even though he (allegedly) avoided his responsibilities in the National Guard, George W. Bush is supposed to be the Commander-in-Chief of the United States military. Why then, is he not taking responsibility for the atrocities committed in Abu Ghraib prison? Didn't we invade Iraq to put a stop to the horrible things that were being done in these same prisons in Saddam Hussein's name? Why then is it different for Bush? Sure, I read that he has told Donald Rumsfeld to take strong actions, but that is not sufficient. He needs to stop flipping pancakes, although I'm sure there's a metaphor in there somewhere.

In the meantime, Rumsfeld is quoted as saying "These things are complicated, they take some time."

Hmmm, like being certain that there are weapons of mass destruction before launching an invasion?

In the meantime, a few soldiers get reprimands. What is this, Major League Baseball? Why not courts martial, dishonorable discharges, and some time in prison on the other side of the bars? And why do I keep hearing stories about how these sorry excuses for human beings might have taken direction from contractors. Contractors who somehow are not subject to military law, nor to Iraqi law.

I have never been so ashamed.

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