19 June 2008
Common sense, people.
I read this today:
"A McClatchy investigation found that instead of confining terrorists, Guantanamo often produced more of them by rounding up common criminals, conscripts, low-level foot soldiers and men with no allegiance to radical Islam - thus inspiring a deep hatred of the United States in them - and then housing them in cells next to radical Islamists...Soldiers, guards or interrogators at the U.S. bases at Bagram or Kandahar in Afghanistan had abused many of the detainees, and they arrived at Guantanamo enraged at America."
Well, no shit. I don't want alot of hellfire about how un-American I am or how I side with terrorists because I don't. Terrorism is not acceptable and it disgusts me. However, I tend to agree with what I quoted above: If I were unfortunate enough to be confined in Guantanamo as a possible terrorist by a foreign military simply because I fit the stereotype and got caught with firearms or with some kind of contraband (as deemed so by afore-said foreign military) then yes, I might be in that same boat. Who wouldn't? And really think about that for a moment.
Damn it, now my head's full of angry goo.