Monday, February 14, 2005
Our Newest Op Ed- By Justin Darr
- By Justin Darr
On March 5th, 2002, long before there was a Camp X-Ray, American Petty Officer Neil Roberts fell out of his helicopter while on an operation in Afghanistan and was promptly bludgeoned, had his throat slit from ear to ear, and was shot in the back of the head by his terrorist captors. International human rights organizations were united in one voice expressing their outrage at this flagrant violation of the Geneva Conventions on the treatment of prisoners of war. Oh, wait, did I accidentally say "expressed outrage?" No, I meant to say "expressed serious concern." No, that is not right either. Perhaps a better term would be "noticed that it happened." Actually, that is incorrect as well. The reality of the matter is that the only thing the international human rights community has been united in expressing about the wonton slaughter and torture of not just American POW's, but civilian reporters, contractors, school children and pretty much anyone else who has the misfortune of being in their general vicinity, has been nothing............
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