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  •  this is no sudden epiphany; even while it was (3+ / 0-)
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    teacherken, AllanTBG, JanetT in MD

    ongoing, there were veterans  in the British M-16 service and American OSS early on who protested that they had learned that the German practice of torturing people did not yield accurate information as early as 1942.
    One reported that they put the captured German generals up in a castle with cigars, liquor, and fine food and the POWs fell all over themselves discussing German tactics and strategies and revealing all sorts of information while they reveled in their cushy surroundings.

    It seems this current crop of wannabe Secret Squirrel types have watched too many John Wayne movies  

    •  John Wayne's characters wouldn't (0+ / 0-)

      I have trouble imagining John Wayne sodomizing someone with a glowstick.

      In fact, I imagine his ghost growling over the election of Bush the Lesser "You sent a boy out to do a man's job".

      •  given his politics, don't be too surprised (0+ / 0-)

        though not a large success, the "Green Berets" more or less showed his world view and how he viewed his commie opponents.  The important thing is to remember the whole film is totally from the American perspective

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