More Outrage

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From the Associated Press (link):

"The U.S. Army in Iraq has at least twice seized and jailed the wives of suspected insurgents in hopes of "leveraging" their husbands into surrender, U.S. military documents show.

In one case, a secretive task force locked up the young mother of a nursing baby, a U.S. intelligence officer reported."

I could fill this blog with outrage. Day after day of it. Outrage at the torture, the secret prisons, the warrantless wiretaps. Outrage at those on the right who defend all this. Outrage at those, including prominent voices in the media, who compare dissidents on the left to Osama Bin Laden.

I'll quote from Xopher in the comment thread over on Making Light:

"I'd rather have 100 9/11s than be a country that does these things and justifies them, excuses them, or even ignores them. But I don't have a choice about that.

I'd rather die myself. That choice I do have; and it's tempting, but I think it's my duty to keep living and trying to change people's minds.

Besides, I don't suppose public seppuku would have the same impact here as in feudal Japan."

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