Bringing 'Freedom' and 'Democracy' to the Iraq People!

How many remember this:

"For the vast majority of Iraqi citizens who wish to live as free men and women, this event brings further assurance that the torture chambers and the secret police are gone forever." - George W. Bush upon capture of Saddam Hussein.

There was a post, early this morning, that I followed the links embedded before heading for work. And once again my Disgust at the Depths my Country has Sunk to left me in a Rage for the rest of the day, and is still there!

Wired online site has an updated report on Abu Ghraib, with more photo's not seen before, they also have a slideshow!

I would suggest only those with a Very Strong Constitution view the photo's and slideshow, but everyone should read the report.

The report is called: How Good People Turn Evil, From Stanford to Abu Ghraib

It is an interview with Psychologist Philip Zimbardo. His book, The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil, explores how a "perfect storm" of conditions can make ordinary people commit horrendous acts.

We hear an awfull lot about 'National Security' and how some think they are 'Stronger' on that issue.

Well when you wage Wars of Choice and Atrosities such as Abu Ghraib, and now known other Torture practices and sites are maintained, and you Kill and Maim tens of thousands of Innocent Citizens of a small country, you leave any and all nations 'National Security' wide open for the 'Blowback' from the Extreme Hatreds for what you've done!

And those who ordered the actions, as well as their supporters, are No Differant Than The Saddams Of The World, those same Saddams they once supported and in many cases, but differant countries, Still Support!!

They make us all the Terrorists, term so easily used, they Condemn!!

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VA undersecretary to resign post

The Veterans Affairs Department said Thursday its undersecretary responsible for benefits is leaving.
The agency has been besieged by complaints about its backlog in claims, which have escalated, in part, because of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans seeking assistance.

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