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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 01:29 PM
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19. Many Iraqi prisoners are just kids who were out after curfew
or otherwise were in the wrong place at the wrong time. In other words, there is no security need to hold many of those Iraqi prisoners. I condemn the threats to behead this soldier, as that is not legitimate under the Geneva Conventions*. Prisoner exchange is a normal part of warfare. We should offer up several non-violent Iraqi prisoners in exchange for this soldier's release.

*Please do not lecture me about our abuses and torture of prisoners. I am aware of it, and all one has to do is search the archives where you will find dozens of posts of mine condemning the soldiers who do it and the commanding officers and civilians who authorized it. Torture and death threats are wrong, no matter who does it. To say that the other side does not have to follow the rules just because we don't is akin to two children in a schoolyard being brought in to the principal's office, arguing over "who started it".
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