Who's really indifferent to Iraqi suffering?
Posted by aogMonday, 17 January 2005 at 10:45 TrackBack Ping URL

I continue to be non-plussed at the vitrolic faux-concern of people about Abu Ghraib. The USA is, in fact, prosecuting soldiers who seriously abused prisoners. While that abuse was going on, the caliphascists were lobbing mortar rounds in to the prison, killing and wounding prisoners by the score. But that, apparently, is not any sort of outrage. It’s the Bush administration that’s indifferent to Iraqis, not indiscriminate killers oppposing them.

What wonders whether these whiners have any idea what a popular Iraq government is likely to do to similar prisoners in the future, presuming such people are not just shot out of hand? Perhaps that’s why some Westerners are objecting to the elections, although it would be nice if they’d come clean about it. Then the American public could make an informed decision about the issue, rather than deciding based on context-less anti-Bush diatribes.