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Wednesday, May 05, 2004  

Deplorable. . . but?

What our soldiers did in abusing prisoners is deplorable, but I doubt our soldiers will get the benefit of the doubt.

Rush Limbaugh made the case that the vaunted "compassion" of the left and liberals will never be found when it comes to our soldiers.

Simply put, in the words of the Left, our soldiers have a different culture, and we have to understand the root causes before we can condemn their actions.

The abuses I've seen in pictures do not deserve prison, but murders certainly do -- yet, I am reluctant to judge from afar without knowing the facts.

I believe it was Dennis MIller who opined the other night, "Naked Iraqis forced into a pack? Bad, but not as bad as being murdered, stripped, mutilated, burned, and hung from a bridge."

The problem with war is that such moral arithmetic takes place. We start measuring degrees of evil, malice, and justification of means.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 10:48 PM |