Saturday, June 19, 2004

Difficult Material But Worth Careful Thought


The Abu Ghraib abuses are fading somewhat but remain a favorite subject of the news media. We have always thought the biggest issue surrounding Abu Ghraib is context. It is folly to argue that what occurred there was anything but a betrayal of American values; but it is intelligent, we think, to argue that Abu Ghraib must be seen in context. So here is a very thoughtful article by Nick Schulz expressing ideas we will not see in the more mainstream press. 60 Minutes could devote an entire show to this subject, and as long as they presented the full context, it would be a great service to the country.

This is not easy stuff to read, but it's much better than watching the video. We believe every adult in the USA should be aware of the information in Schulz's piece.


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