Thursday, June 22, 2006

Our Tortured Soldiers - The Left's Reaction

...or should I say lack thereof.

"A leading US senator of the opposition Democratic Party, Richard Durbin, said the incident was further proof of the failure of the Republican-led strategy on Iraq.

"Unfortunately, this is a grim reminder of the price we're paying for a failed policy in Iraq," said the number-two Democrat in the US Senate." (source)

No outrage over the deaths or the brutal fashion which they were carried out ---just an opportunity to indict Bush?

Should you feel the urge to tell Dick to stop politicizing the deaths of our soldiers: (202) 224-2152, Senate website.

From Laura Ingraham's site:

"ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS' WEBSITES--NO MENTION OF TORTURED US SOLDIERS! We looked and looked, scoured and scoured, but none of the groups that purport to stand up for human rights--Amnesty Int'l, Human Rights Watch, Int'l A.N.S.W.E.R.--have condemned the torture of U.S. soldiers in Iraq. They have condemned, however, the U.S. treatment of prisoners at Gitmo, and the use of the death penalty against dictators like Saddam! These organizations have no credibility and obviously no shame."

I'm having a hard time reconciling the fact that there has been 1,000 times more vocal outrage over the Haditha Marines (presumed innocent?) than the very real death of our own guys... I thought they "supported the troops", just not the mission.

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