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Torture Without Excuses

pwilliams340 Wrote: Apr 21, 2013 5:47 PM
Looks like Chapman needed to stir some controversy and pick up some readership. War is hell and this article is farcical.
Chestertonfan Wrote: Apr 21, 2013 6:49 PM
I agree. Which Pollyanna's think that our side hasn't committed torture in every war. Not excusing it, just sayin'. That includes every one.
Dan107 Wrote: Apr 21, 2013 9:43 PM
jkash1776 Wrote: Apr 21, 2013 11:53 PM
Exactly. The diffference is that so far we haven't incarcerated millions of innocents with sadists as their gaolers.

The autopsy gave a spare account of how the 52-year-old man died. He suffered blunt force injuries on his torso and legs, and abrasions on his left wrist indicated he had been tied or shackled down. One of his neck bones was fractured. Death came "as a result of asphyxia (lack of oxygen to the brain) due to strangulation," and it was ruled a homicide.

It's too much to hope for justice in this case, though. That's because the homicide came at the hands of the administration of George W. Bush. The victim was an Iraqi whose demise occurred while he...