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  •  NAH - Cheney's death squads gone rogue - blowback (2+ / 0-)
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    Gemina13, Toon

    wouldn't surprise me one bit......

    Actually - on a serious note..... McVeigh was produced by Gulf I. We never did have the time - or desire it seems - to understand what circumstances produced him (and it may very well be that the real truth will never come out).

    But Iraq has been a FAR larger and murkier endeavor.  Does anyone doubt that more than a few of those that have served developed deep 'regret' - and what with all the moral 'ambivilence' on holding people legally accountable, isn't it more than possible that many of the architects - and most ardent supporters of this mess - may find themselves trying to explain themselves to people who want to hold them DIRECTLY ACCOUNTABLE..... and that some of those people will NOT be calm and rational?

    I fear that without FORMAL and LEGAL accountability for those involved in real crimes, there will be those who - acting from a deep sense of moral and ethical compulsion (valid or not) - will act on their own to hold people accountable.

    but then.... It's OK if governments go around grabbing or killing war criminals - but NOT OK if individuals or 'non-governmental' groups do so?.......   The CRIME remains the same and if governments FAIL to act..........

    There are some people who take their oaths to protect and preserve the Constitution and the law seriously..... it's not a very far leap ethically or morally to believe it is a moral 'necessity' to hold people accountable if government will not do so.

    I am VERY afraid that we may have produced a number of people who are VERY disillusioned with our nation - VERY upset with what they and their compatriots were put through, how they were treated and what they were asked to do in the name of our country..... and we've given them the skills to act.

    Hope I'm wrong.

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