Thursday, January 20, 2005

The British do it too

"Photographs that appear to show British soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners were published Wednesday by newspapers in Britain." Washington Post.

Isn't it nice to know that Europeans, whom the left look up to as paragons of moral virtue (Nazi Germany notwithstanding), behave the same as Americans?


TWM said...

Hmmm, well, are the British REALLY Europeans? LOL

Chad said...

The French certainly are European and look how they treated the Rainbow Warrior. Not to mention how enthuisiastically the support the PLO.

Charles said...

Saw the pictures from the British mess. After seeing and hearing what the British do for fun/recreation at some of their health camps (and older people go to them too), it just makes you wonder a little if they define some of that as abuse or just an out of control good time. No doubt from the high up government perspective, strict law and regulation of the military it crossed some boundaries about treatment of detainees/prisoners.

There is some element of you put a bunch of people off in a dangerous place, give them a task, and leave them to their own devices... and a marginal idea can take on a life of its own until it seems like a great idea.

David said...

From the Dowd column:

"If you multiply 1,370 dead soldiers times zero weapons of mass destruction, that equals zero achievement for Ms Rice..."

Why would you *multiply* these things? If you were trying to create an index of goodness or badness, you would divide...for example, automobile-passenger-miles divided by automobile-accidents would be an index for goodness for auto safety. Passenger-miles *times* accidents would be a meaningless number.

If Dowd is going to use math as a metaphor to put people down, maybe she'd better learn something about it.

David said...

Above was posted under the wrong thread...sorry.

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