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  •  Well, the victims of torture are, for the most (0+ / 0-)

    part, still alive.  The victims of 500 lb bombs and hellfire missiles are, for the most part, dead and their relatives are in a living hell.

    On the other hand, people who dropped those bombs and dispatched the missiles are more insulated from their victims than are the people who took part in the torture regimen.

    Let's remember that while the black prisons and detention facilities were supposed to operate largely in secret, the whole air war against Iraq was classified top secret to prevent the American people from reacting badly and insisting that the carnage stop.

    The people who argued for Vietnam and Iraq to be bombed back to the Dark Ages by dropping a nuclear bomb or two lost their argument, but only to the extent that the "mission" wasn't accomplished "cleanly," but was, instead, extended over many years and many tons of munitions to level the cradle of civilization to the ground.  The neocons are 21st Century vandals--i.e. the antagonists of civilized behavior.

    How do you tell a predator from a protector? The predator will eat you sooner rather than later.

    by hannah on Wed Apr 29, 2009 at 04:43:36 AM PDT

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