The prison body count is increasing: Pentagon Records Show Five Brutal Interrogation Deaths. And the troops were routinely absuing people; even abusing reporters — how dumb and arrogant can you get? Interestingly, the reporter abuse claims got a complete white-wash. Meanwhile we read about cover ups … while the case for a policy and practice directed from the top just gets stronger every day. [Update: I forgot to link to the Army's apparent attempt to neuter Red Cross inspections]
People used to worry out loud about personal and national honor (while injustice and atrocitities went on around them). Are we just more honest now? Or is something valuable lost if we set our sights so low?