Eff's Rambles (Archive)

5/08/2004

The maturity of those bashing Tillman is astounding. Instead of giving him the benefit of the doubt and leaving it at that, he needs to be raked through the mud as a "dumb rambo figure." It is apparently lost on some people that the merits of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are irrelevant, as is the label of hero. The point is that Tillman gave up a lot, worked hard and remained humble throughout. His character is one to aspire to. He tried to give something back. Calling him naive without the invective language is not too much to ask, in my opinion.

I'm starting to feel the affects of the media. Initially, my position on the Iraq prison scandal had been annoyance at American defensiveness, I don't want to hear about how the few doesn't respresent the whole again and again, I want to hear details on how any convicted US soldiers will be punished, I hope severely. But the apparent lack of appreciation for the multitude criticisms in America for those horrible acts, and the question of when America is entitled to an apology has made me wonder whether any statement was worth it. It is, of course. Better for the soul to fix the sins within.

Is it racist to wonder if hanging the alleged perpetrators would be a more satisfactory to most Iraqis than our slow due process system?

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