I still maintain my official policy of not rendering any judgment or opinion on the incident at Haditha until the investigation comes to an end and the results are released.
I invite my readers to read through this enlightening and informative post by Jeff Goldstein of protein wisdom. It discusses a variety of issues including official reports by Marines who were involved, issues about rushing to judgment, explaining apparent discrepancies, and so on.
Dr. Goldstein is also so wise as to say:
I have yet to comment much on the Haditha “massacre,” because so far, there isn’t proof that what took place in Haditha was a massacre, and with investigations ongoing, it seems prudent to hold off on passing judgment.
Again, please do read his post.
The United States need to shut down Camp X-Ray at Guantanamo, Cuba. Yes, shut it down.
The United States need to release all of the prisoners. Yes, release all of the prisoners.
The United States need to release all of their prisoners and transfer all of them to a state allied with The United States, such as Poland, Romania, any other East European country, or even France (as long as they promise not to release any prisoners). If Egypt or Afghanistan or Pakistan or any other Muslim country is up to it, the prisoners can be released to it. From what I have heard about the conditions of its prisons, the prisoners can be released even to the Palestinian Authority.
Then, I am sure, everyone will be very happy. It would be so much better than sitting in an American compound, no?
(For the record, I cannot care less about the prisoners who committed suicide. Less burden and cost on The United States as far as I am concerned. Ungrateful cretins.)
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