Originally posted by addabox
I am directly and personally attacking you because you profess a philosophy that is so without simple human compassion, imagination or logic that I react in much the same way that I would if I came across a man beating his dog. Angrily, on behalf of what is decent.
I choose not to hide behind such formulations as "all you conservatives", so that I can pretend that I speak to no one in particular.
You have repeatedly argued strenuously in favor of murdering civilians, torturing inmates, waging indiscriminate and wildly disproportionate war, and now, abusing incarcerated children.
In every case you have justified your reflexive brutality by talking about "terrorism", "al Qaeda", "freedom", and "patriotism".
You live in a fantasy world where the very act of abusing a person makes them a "terrorist", and therefore not entitled to basic human rights. In your mind, everyone who finds themselves in an Iraqi prison is perforce an enemy of America who deserves whatever they have coming, despite having your attention repeatedly directed to the fact that military commanders in Iraq admit that most of these people are either common criminals or simply people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
You either deliberately, or as the result of some cognitive disorder, refuse to make a distinction between the Iraqi people and "global terrorism/al Qaeda/the gun to America's head" and proceed from there to treat every objection to the abuse of the Iraqi people as an endorsement of the destruction of America.
When called upon it, you profess your innocence and mild heart, until the next time you start spewing your repellent madness.
You say my previous post was "hate filled". I say that explicit expressions of barbarism deserve to be rebuked without reservation.
ABUSING CHILDREN IS BAD, VARY BAD.
Although I think your "righteous indignation" is a bit "hollywood", I am sure that you think you are justified in being so over the top.
I have never argued "strenuously" for any of the things you mention. That, sir is a lie. I hope that you would not traffic in lies, it puts any credibility you have in jeopordy. I have, however argued against the ever-popular knee-jerking that goes on here, as abundantly demonstrated in this thread.
A think most people can easily see that I do not hide anything here. I came into these forums as who I am - something that cannot be said of some here. What exactly would you say I am hiding from?
As far as the "formulations" you accuse me of hiding behind, what would you call the dreaded "Bush doctrine" that is repeatedly mentioned here? Among others.
ABUSING CHILDREN IS BAD, VARY BAD.
I have never and would never:
Beat a dog, rape anyone, abuse incarcerated children, or even ever think about doing such things, but if you must direct your hate at me, it's OK. I won't take it personally. However if your odium has reached such a level with me, I can't imagine the outrage toward people that have actually committed these types of crimes:
"raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, tape wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the country side" all thing that presumptive nominee and Senator Kerry admitted to being complacent about, he talked about "awareness of officers at all levels of command.", which he was a part. You must be very upset with him, no?
Your english comprehension is obviously not your strong suit, so I will not hold that against you either. I have not put forth the bile that you are attributing to me. You simply have made things up and drawn conclusion based on your own made up facts.
Demonize, marginalize, and if that fails, call names. Predictable.
Oh yeah did I mention, ABUSING CHILDREN IS BAD, VARY BAD.
BTW, after all of this anger and outrage and platitudes, do we even know if these reports are anything more than cosmic vapor?