If you believe that our media cares to fix our flawed systems then you really need to take a look around you. They don't care about fixing problems. They are more happy when they cause MORE problems. The ONLY reason these pictures were broadcast by CBS is it is sweeps. These pictures = ratings. They want ratings. They could care less who dies because of it. After all, that will just give them some more stories to broadcast.
That's ludicrous. Everything is brodcast for ratings, but sweeps hadnothing to do with it. If they had them in January they wouldn't have held onto them until may.
Furthermore, the people getting in trouble for the pictures are scapegoats. The system is not going to be fixed as the military does not see anything wrong with it. They just got caught with their hand in the cookie jar..so to speak.
They are scapegoats. Let's not forget, however, that they're also GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES.
By the way, expect to see more mutilations as there are still over 50 civilians missing in Iraq.
Wow, Karnak. You're pre-cognative abilities are stunning.
I don't like the pictures. I don't agree with the way they are being treated. However, before these pictures were leaked how many lives did these save by getting these prisoners to talk?
Completely unkowable. How many lives did the techniques cost when we realeased innocent Iraqi's back into the community to tell tales of torture?
If you want to preform some sort of moral calculus on the cost/benefit of using torture to interrorgate I don't think you'd like the results.
There's an expression in the intel commuinity: "what you want to see or hear isn't nessicarily the truth". It sounds pretty obvious, but it's not. If you interrogate an innocent person long enough with the sorts of techniques in question, they will almost allways confess to whatever you want them to. To the Lindburgh Kidnapping if you ask them to.
The tricky thing is that the threat of torture can be an effective motivating factor while ACTUAL torture almost never is. That's why you'll see so many pictures come out of this. Sshowing someone a picture of what might happen to them if they don't cooperate is more effective than actually doing it to them.
The problem is we will never know. We will know how many lives that they cause to be lost because of them being shown...that will be broadcast 24/7.
It's a regualr holocaust of US civillians.
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