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  •  i dont think we'll see a lot (none)
    I don't think we're going to see a lot of protests that make the news. They already held rallies, against the war, against Guantanamo, and against the Quran being flushed, and the US government demonstrated that they don't care more than words. They locked Grainer up, investigated and said that "no soldier reported any flushing of Qurans" (despite the numerous accusations), and Bush said "We do not torture."

    Muslims know they're not going to get Bush to apologize or change his ways. This may have been the 5th straw to the pile that broke the camel's back once he already collapsed from the first 3. Bush will say they're not his, he punished Grainer (but not those in charge), he is against torture.

    This is much worse than the Danish cartoons. Sexual abuse and humiliation a fate worse than death, for so many people out there. People died in Abu Ghraib, and the US has now given an excuse for countries like Egypt and Syria to torture, as they literally said "America does it." Will we see a protest? Protesting was and is to send a message. Bush decided to ignore about 5 years of them so far, so I sense people will give up.

    I'm worried what repercussions this will have. One of the London suicide bombers was supposedly all shook up and anti-British because he heard the US flushed Qurans in Guantanamo, and refused to stop torturing people. This stuff generates sympathy for terrorists. The same way some Americans cheered on the Abu Ghraib abuse because it was "getting back at the Arabs for beheading people," this will make drive some people away from helping us, and we do need their help.

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