Thursday, April 29, 2004

Network Airs Alleged GI Abuse of Iraqis

NEW YORK - One photograph shows Iraqi prisoners, naked except for hoods covering their heads, stacked in a human pyramid, one with a slur written in English on his skin.

That and other scenes of humiliation at the hands of U.S. military police that appear in photographs obtained by CBS News have led to criminal charges against six American soldiers.

This disturbing behavior is not worthy of our military or our country. It should be noted though, that the offenders have had the book thrown at them and further action is being taken against the officers in command, including a Brigadier General. It should further be noted that these charges are not a result of the pictures being aired, but rather because an honorable soldier reported these disgusting incidents to his superiors.

Shouldn't John Kerry have taken this same course of action regarding the war crimes and atrocities he claims to have witnessed and committed in Vietnam? Just asking.