Monday, February 07, 2005

Hazing anyone?

Those crazy soldiers are up to it again, except it's not Iraqi boobies hanging out this time. In the whole abuse scandal earlier this year, I think that the media, the courts, and everyone else missed the real issue. There may not have been a policy of abuse, and the soldeirs certainly did some twisted things. But, the army should specifically train soldiers on procedures for interacting with prisoners, right? They should give them a handout or something. What do they expect to happen when they turn a bunch of bigoted farm boys full of blood lust loose on Arab prisoners? A tea party?

I've heard of worse abuses in the locker rooms of Catholic high schools and in college fraternities. And now a couple of poor saps had their lives ruined because they didn't know any better.


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