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grizmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-22-06 09:58 AM
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Death of a Torture Victim (brilliant analogy)
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Here's a superbly written anaolgy to the implications of bush's torture policy.

Hopefully it won't take killing off another great teacher to stop the madness.


more at link...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rj-eskow/death-of-a-tortu...

Death of a Torture Victim
RJ Eskow

The citizens of the homeland didn't hear about it when he died, and many of them wouldn't have cared. They should be grateful we're occupying their country, some said. We're building new roads and bringing them our civilization. And didn't we let them elect their own leaders?

The Senators spoke fine words, but when push came to shove they yielded authority to their leader to do whatever he wanted to do.

And so it came to pass that one more body was broken and one more life was taken.

You didn't need to "profile" him to know he was suspicious - more suspicious than most of the prisoners that were seized and taken to that infamous prison.

His religion, his ethnicity, and his Middle Eastern name made him suspect from the start. Worse, he was an ardent follower of his desert religion, with its holy book full of blood crimes and beheadings. And he was an outspoken street speaker, part of a radical fringe that wanted the interlopers out of his country now.





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