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A Simple Comparison

Consider this:

U.S. Troops Find Iraqi Chained in Fallujah
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - U.S. forces found and freed an Iraqi who had been chained to a wall and beaten by his captors in a building in Fallujah, the military said Thursday. The man told Marines he was a taxi driver held for 10 days.

The man was bruised and starving when troops came across him Wednesday afternoon in the building in a northeastern district of the city, where U.S. and Iraqi forces have launched a huge assault against Sunni insurgents.

Marines spokesman Maj. Francis Piccoli said that U.S. troops had found the man chained to a wall and shackled by his wrists and ankles. The man had been beaten by his captors and was very malnourished, according to medical assessments.

A variety of weapons was discovered at the site as well, he said.

Now consider that it caused an international uproar when 7 of our GI's put panties on prisoners' heads. That story ran on the front page of the New York Times for over 30 days. Juxtapose that against the behavior of, and the lack of world condemnation of our enemies.

The "moral equivalent" crowd can kiss my...


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Comments (11)

BTW, check out NPR - they a... (Below threshold)

BTW, check out NPR - they are actually reporting that a Marine unit may have come across a sarin stockpile in Fallujah. Marines are awaiting further tests to confirm.

It's amazing what kicking over a hornet's nest can do.

That's impossible. I've se... (Below threshold)

That's impossible. I've seen it stated authoritatively several thousand times in the New York Times that there were no WMDs in Iraq at the time of the invasion.

Next thing you'll tell me Bush got re-elected...

God bless our young men and... (Below threshold)
The Old Coot:

God bless our young men and women who serve so my family can sleep soundly.

The US probably just plante... (Below threshold)
Steve L.:

The US probably just planted thise WMDs since Honas Blix has proven authoritatively that Saddam Hussein never, ever even thought about WMDs much less possessed them.

Steve L.,Well, tha... (Below threshold)

Steve L.,

Well, that just shows the consistency of Mr. Blix. He was ready to certify Iraq as NPT compliant just prior to the first Gulf War. Imagine his surprise when Saddam's nuclear weapons program was discovered later...

"It has been said so truthf... (Below threshold)

"It has been said so truthfully that the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag." - Zell Miller

Say thank you to a veteran today. Say happy birthday to a marine. God bless us all, and thank you.

Lawhawk - thank you for tha... (Below threshold)

Lawhawk - thank you for that info.

Margo - so true!

The Al Qaqaa "expose" was a... (Below threshold)

The Al Qaqaa "expose" was also a contradiction by the left first they claimed no WMD, then they did.

Re attack on our military and our President:
True vs false prisoner abuse: I remember around April when CBS/Mapes first got the pictures from Abu Ghraib, the thought crossed my mind that it was odd. It felt staged to me. I wondered what sort of a military person would send such pictures to the press. I wondered how it was done did the source at Abu Ghraib upload photos to their laptop and e-mail it to Mapes? Then time went by, I wasn't paying attention to any further Abu Ghraib news (although I have now heard that NYT had numerous front page stories on it). Then I heard fake "prison abuse" pictures turned up in British papers. I still didn't pay much attention to the subject. I knew it was a political attack and tuned out. Then CBSgate happened on 9/8/04. At the same time there was a little known false "prisoner torture" scandal directly related to CBS & Rather, coming to a conclusion in Afghanistan, under the radar.

I began to see the (partial) timeline of attack program by the DNC/media/lefties in CIA/Soros, et al. If there are illegalities involved, it smells like RICO (conspiracy to commit fraud), and probably other charges like interference with a presidential election. Personally, I prefer to call a spade a spade: treason.

Feb 04 The AWOL Pjt all the way up to election.
(Lukasiak's glcq.com, Bernard Weiner's "The Crisis Papers" and tons of other sites & MSM.
Feb 04 - Michael Moore's 2/11/04 10:49 AM 7-pt "wishlist" for the contents of the fake docs at calpundit: here
___ 04 - The (aborted) Afghanistan prisoner torture Pjt: here
Apr 04 - The Abu Ghraib Pjt (CBS "exclusive", then NYT, etc.)
___ 04 - Michael Moore's F911 59 deceits documented here
Sep 04 - The AWOL pjt revived Fake docs, CBS, Boston Globe, et al.
Sep 04 - CIA's Paul Pillar NIE leak to NY Times Pjt: here
___ 04 - The (aborted) CIA's push for release of derogatory 9/11 report: here
Oct 04 - The Al Qaqaa Pjt (missing explosives farce) http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=41190 ">here

So today, when I read this from Reuters: Iraqi Prisoner Abuse Trials Moved to U.S ,
I wondered if we had all been more observant, we might not have exposed Mapes, et al, earlier. But it may not be too late! The article lists 7 names of US servicemen & women involved in the Abu Ghraib scandal. Perhaps it's time to really get to the bottom of CBS's involvement with that. Especially, since the Rathergate.com site is reporting the CBS internal investigation is still not out.

Paul wrote: The "mora... (Below threshold)

Paul wrote: The "moral equivalent" crowd can kiss my...

Paul, I'll line "my..." right alongside with "your..."'s and they can kiss 'em both! This rediculous moral relativism from the rest of the earth only clarifies our position as the only truly great and morally good nation on the planet (I'll include our coalition partners, too).

I'm with you!

Is anyone surprised at the ... (Below threshold)

Is anyone surprised at the MSM's priorities? Look at the praise being heaped upon the dead terrorist Yasser "That's My Baby" Arafat. This morning the Japanese PM was quoted all over the place saying, "Yasser Arafat was a pioneer." When I heard that, I pictured Arafat wearing a coonskin cap and carrying a musket on his way to killing more Jews. Another commentator said, "We can learn much from Arafat." What could we learn from Arafat except a quicker way to die. A quicker way to kill innocent folks. And then there's Jimmy Carter saying, "Arafat was a powerful symbol."
The French president while munching on his snails poured out a bunch of praise for Arafat.

It's nice to be accepting o... (Below threshold)

It's nice to be accepting of other cultures, but utterly ridiculous to extrapolate that to "anything that a non-American does is fine, and anything an American does that is less than perfectly angelic is EVIL."






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