You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #38: Appropriate blame is always okay [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
Lightning Bug Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-05 08:12 PM
Response to Original message
38. Appropriate blame is always okay
My dad was activated for the first Iraq war, and he despises these Abu Ghraib jailers. He says he and his unit were all given little cards to carry with them at all times that detailed proper treatment of any prisoners who might surrender. Abuse would not have been tolerated. But then, my dad is a decent human being who really didn't need to be told what was right.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -Just How Much "Not Blaming The Troops" Is TOO MUCH Not Blaming Them? DistressedAmerican  Jul-25-05 03:14 PM   #0 
  - The basic problem is a lack of discipline.  unhappycamper   Jul-25-05 03:24 PM   #1 
  - Would You Have Supported Disciplinary Action Against Those Committing  DistressedAmerican   Jul-25-05 03:27 PM   #2 
     - Yes. Torture is torture - it is wrong. Period. No qualifications.  unhappycamper   Jul-25-05 04:00 PM   #6 
        - Knowing You, I Assumed That Is What You Were Saying. Just Checking.  DistressedAmerican   Jul-25-05 04:13 PM   #8 
        - Check no more.  unhappycamper   Jul-25-05 04:20 PM   #10 
        - I agree were supposed to be the good guys.  DanCa   Jul-25-05 05:40 PM   #30 
  - is it not simple?the law on illegal and immoral orders are clear?  Monkie   Jul-25-05 03:51 PM   #3 
  - short 'n sweet, and you know what your main detractors will say  evolved Anarchopunk   Jul-25-05 03:52 PM   #4 
  - Judge each individual by his or her own actions. We don't hold  geek tragedy   Jul-25-05 04:00 PM   #5 
  - I Believe That Is What I Was Saying. Just Right Now They Are ALL Getting  DistressedAmerican   Jul-25-05 04:02 PM   #7 
  - Troops who are criminals should never get a free pass. People who have  geek tragedy   Jul-25-05 05:19 PM   #22 
  - Doch, doch!!!  Karenina   Jul-25-05 04:27 PM   #12 
     - So, you think it's accetable to blame all Muslims for what Al Qaeda  geek tragedy   Jul-25-05 05:22 PM   #24 
        - Reading comprehension  Karenina   Jul-25-05 05:34 PM   #28 
           - You're the one who called the notion that servicepeople should  geek tragedy   Jul-25-05 05:36 PM   #29 
              - Once again, you miss the point.  Karenina   Jul-25-05 06:19 PM   #32 
                 - Gotta Agree With You. It Is Not Right. But, It Is A Reality.  DistressedAmerican   Jul-25-05 06:38 PM   #34 
                    - WOO-HOO!!!  Karenina   Jul-26-05 09:18 AM   #42 
  - The Broad Brush  lwfern   Jul-25-05 04:18 PM   #9 
  - Most troops become hardened and encouraged  Disturbed   Jul-25-05 04:34 PM   #14 
     - "most troops"  lwfern   Jul-25-05 05:03 PM   #20 
  - All right. I'll give you a one way ticket to Baghdad...  HypnoToad   Jul-25-05 04:26 PM   #11 
  - Sorry But, Bullshit. Much Of What Is Going On Is Well Beyond Self  DistressedAmerican   Jul-25-05 04:58 PM   #17 
  - Troops in Iraq are acting the way they are because the  IndyOp   Jul-25-05 04:33 PM   #13 
  - Something my son said once haunts me..  w8liftinglady   Jul-25-05 04:57 PM   #16 
     - Thank you for your son's service!  BIG Sean   Jul-25-05 05:02 PM   #19 
        - They aren't saints...  w8liftinglady   Jul-25-05 05:14 PM   #21 
  - Civilians are not blameless  oldcoot   Jul-25-05 04:49 PM   #15 
  - I hate the torture.  w8liftinglady   Jul-25-05 05:01 PM   #18 
  - Remember that  mvd   Jul-25-05 05:19 PM   #23 
  - I agree 100%  w8liftinglady   Jul-25-05 05:23 PM   #25 
     - You Know That I Am Well Sympathetic To That. We Have Chatted  DistressedAmerican   Jul-25-05 07:42 PM   #36 
        - I agree with you.  w8liftinglady   Jul-25-05 08:42 PM   #40 
  - this is an old post of mine on why troops will be blamed  FLDem5   Jul-25-05 05:28 PM   #26 
  - I dont care what war we've fought and when  Lannes   Jul-25-05 05:32 PM   #27 
  - Sad when americans blame they're own troops for wrong-doing  Imagevision   Jul-25-05 05:55 PM   #31 
  - How About All Of Them. It Takes Two To Tango.  DistressedAmerican   Jul-25-05 06:35 PM   #33 
  - I believe that it was a US soldier that sodomized the 15-year-old boy  IndyOp   Jul-25-05 07:18 PM   #35 
     - I read Iraqi soldiers did the sodomizing while US. troops looked on  Imagevision   Jul-25-05 07:58 PM   #37 
        - I think it is possible that what you are saying is true -  IndyOp   Jul-25-05 08:44 PM   #41 
  - Appropriate blame is always okay  Lightning Bug   Jul-25-05 08:12 PM   #38 
  - This is a volunteer  raysr   Jul-25-05 08:40 PM   #39 
  - locking....  Moderator   Jul-26-05 10:57 AM   #43 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC