May 11, 2004

Good Point

If abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers demands an accounting, so too does the world-wide conspiracy of bribery that helped prop up Saddam Hussein's torture-based regime. Now's hardly the time for the White House to be seen demanding anything less than full openness and accountability in any area of its Iraq policy.

Posted by Ryan at May 11, 2004 11:18 AM

i had foud some links that i made a post to a few days back; world net daily and the
washington daily post.

if it's news to you, enjoy.

Posted by: seed at May 11, 2004 04:01 PM

Seed, I can't begin to tell you how pissed off I am that this stuff isn't front page freakin' news all over the freakin' planet. But, no, it's always about how America should attone for its sins of the past and present, so the U.N. gets a pass. America is a bunch of ANIMALS! I guess it our country's lot that, since we're the biggest player on the globe, we're destined to get kicked around. Oh well. I guess I'd rather be kicked around than be second-best.

*bracing for a Joshua tirade*

Posted by: Ryan at May 11, 2004 04:20 PM

So corruption elsewhere means corruption here doesn't count? Hmmm.

Posted by: flamingbanjo at May 11, 2004 07:40 PM

it's not that corruption here doesn't count. i have no problem with most of the coverage of the abuse stories. to some point it serves the interests of the terrorists and extremists, no doubt. but then again, who told the soldiers to stand next to naked prisoner and give a thumbs up?

i can understand military footage and photos. i don't agree with the proceedures but i can see the military, if it considers this protocol, to keep a record. i fail to see the purpose of the snapshot photos that have gotten most of the press.

with that, i also get a sense of the media drooling over this behind closed doors. which gets me in a direction of double-standard that i've been thinking about as of late. i think this gets back to ryan's point.

i'm tired of the tap-dance around the islamic culture that the west has to do. our gov't is supposed to express remorse for these types of occurences. fine. i don;t have a problem with that. at the same time, i expect the similar considerations expressed towards us. here's a specific example:

when the towers were knocked down there was coverage of arab nations' populations in celebration; i remember egypt for sure and there were others. where was the remorse from the respective heads of state?

it can be argued that a high moral road should be taken by the US. i do not disagree.

getting back to the oil for food corruption, this should be big news. that list of 250+ names should be published all over the press. screw pending formal charges. richard clarke's testimony was all over the press and largely considered to be factual, even though it was just his opinion. i fail to understand what the media seems to get out of favoring europe (since france and the rest were named as part of the conspiracy) and pissing on the US. forget whether or not the media cares for W, who's side are they on.

Posted by: seed at May 11, 2004 10:14 PM
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