Friday, September 08, 2006

Jim Webb and Guantanamo Bay

During the July debate at the Homestead between Senator George Allen and Jim Webb, comments were made by Webb that still concern me.

Coming from a military man I found them disturbing because he had bought into the liberal/Democrat spin that we had mistreated prisoners at Guantanamo and needed to set an example for the rest of the world ("They're watching us," he said) ... or risk having our soldiers "mistreated" also.

What was glaringly obvious, at least to some of us, was the fact our soldiers had been given no chance to be "mistreated" by the enemy because they had been beheaded, their bodies had been booby-trapped with explosives, and other atrocities.

I expect a die-hard, anti-war, Bush-hating liberal to think like that ... but a former military man?

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