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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Comes Around, Goes Around

Two US soldiers are missing in Iraq after, according to reports, they were captured in an ambush south of Baghdad.

Now, let's say you were one of those troops. A combatant in the 'war on terror.' And your commander in chief has decreed that all captured 'combatants' lose their rights under the Geneva Convention---to communication with families, access to the Red Cross, humanitarian treatment, freedom from torture. Decent requirements of a civilized society like the ones we are now trying to impose on the country we invaded on false pretenses.

I bet those soldiers are having a bad time of things. I hope they live. I hope they are released.

And I hope Vice President 'Deferment,' Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld are forced to meet them in private to hear what happens to Americans in war when the greatest democracy decides to ignore the Geneva Convention.

(photo by Bikeracer)


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