Friday, May 11, 2007

Well, at least someone gets it.

Sir, you might want to share that field manual with Attorney Generalissimo and VP thatseem to thinks it's OK and it works, and are it's biggest advocates.

I was concerned by the results of a recently released survey conducted last
fall in Irasq that revealed an apparent unwillingness on the part of some US
personnel to report illegal actions taken by fellow members of their units.
The
study also indicated that a small percentage of those surveyed may have
mistreated noncombatants. This survey should spur reflection on our conduct
in
combat. …Some may argue that we would be more effective if we sanctioned
torture
or other expedient methods to obtain information from the enemy.
They would be
wrong. Beyond the basic fact that such actions are illegal,
history shows that
they also are frequently neither useful nor necessary.

3 comments:

Human said...

The Bush Regime certainly does set the example. They are feeling the pressure on all fronts. I'm concerned about the cornered rat scenarios.

We know what they did on 9/1/1.
Look at some of their recent activities here.

Peace.

Lydia Cornell said...

Marcus and Alyssa,

Hope your move went well.

Something has been bothering me. When I sent you guys that CARE package to Iraq, and I included photos of the cast of our show, etc, the only reason I did that was because the USO asked us to do this when we went to Beirut. (Was in Beirut right before the 24 MAU was attacked by a suicide bomber.)

Anyway, we are so glad you are safe and back home.

How will this war ever end? Do you have any ideas?

Wondering if my site was banned in Iraq the last few months. The banned tons of sites.

Love,
Lydia

Lydia Cornell said...

Marcus, I finally clicked on your title and was linked to Petraeus' letter. I am amazed and grateful that he had the courage to say this.

I'm sure Bush would not say this.

Thank you for your service.

I wish I could send you a better CARE package. This time I know what to put in it.
Love to your wife.
Lydia