Saturday, July 24, 2010

An Unfortunate Event

This is the reason strictly following the Geneva Conventions is a good thing. Always remember, it is not about whether one loves an enemy that determines how a prisoner should be treated. It is how you want your soldiers treated in return, if captured, that determines how you treat your prisoners. I am not naive, if these poor men are mistreated, the people who have been gung ho about torturing Taliban prisoners will be "shocked, shocked" at the treatment of good Christian souls. The fact that they were sanguine about torture when it was the other guy, will be conveniently forgotten. What we will hear instead is "See, we were right, the Taliban wouldn't live up to the Geneva Conventions anyway". Hate induced blindness is an unfortunate side effect of war.
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1 comment:

  1. It's an irrelevant event -- but terrible for the friends and family of the soldiers involved.

    People captured by the Afghanis in previous Afghanistan wars were always as good as dead -- if not worse.