Sunday, May 13, 2007

Where Would Soldiers Get The Idea Torture Was OK?

The top US commander in Iraq has warned his troops not to sanction torture or abuse of Iraqi detainees and has urged them to fight by the rules.

In an open letter, Gen David Petraeus said the argument that torture could elicit information quickly was "wrong". If the US wants to win in Iraq it must keep the "moral high ground", he said.

It comes a week after an army mental health advisory team released a survey of troops in Iraq, which found a wide tolerance for torture and abuse.

Leadership starts at the top. Dick Cheney, Alberto "Abu Ghraib" Gonzales, and Don Rumsfield, as well as Dear Leader Bush have a lot to answer for to the american people, the world, history, and the religion they claim to follow.