" One German agent was said to have compared the actions of the US interrogators to Serbian war criminals during the break up of Yugoslavia. "The Serbs ended up before the international court in The Hague for this kind of thing," he was quoted as saying."ya know, i've been thinking about this all day - since Bush's presser today - people criticize Bushco for 'playing politics' and for 'being incompetent' and so on - but that so misses the point (and no, this isn't a new thought.)
Buscho say that they want to 'win' the war in iraq, and the TWOT etc - but i actually dont even believe that. Mind you, I have no idea what they are trying to do - but in many ways, I can at least understand war ciminals like the serbs and whatnot - and I can understand people going to war over territory, or heck, i can even understand genocide - but i haven't got a clue what today's war criminals are about.
As for torturing people in jails as quoted in the Independent above, again, I could somewhat understand the policy (however flawed) if they thought that there really was a TWOT - but I don't even believe that they believe that. So why torture people?
and yes, I understand the difference between grunts in the field implementing the torture and those who authorize it - but the world is so topsyturvy these days that it's almost as though the torture itself is just another prop.
and that's fucked up.