Thursday, May 06, 2004

The Twilight Zone

if i were supersticious, i'd say that there is more than mere coincidence in the convergence of controversy over kerry's vietnam service and and the revelations of abuse of iraqi prisoners of war. one of the key factors in the uproar over kerry's past military service is his testimony regarding war crimes committed by american soldiers in vietnam.

i don't understand how right wingers can call kerry a traitor for publicizing the horrible things americans did abroad, yet still express outrage at what today's soldiers are doing in iraq. neither do i understand the frequent rebuttal they employ -- 'saddam was worse.'

intellectual dishonesty at its worst.

i wonder if they'd call the soldier who reported the abuse to his superiors a traitor too?

this whole mess has the character of a greek tragedy.

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