Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Don’t Do The Crime If You Can’t Do The Time

I don’t fully agree with it, but I understand the Obama administration’s reason for not wanting to release the controversial detainee photos right now. It may save some American lives. Fine, I get that. But let’s think about the bigger picture here.

If we hadn’t been abusing prisoners, there would be nothing to worry about. This is a strong argument for why prisoner/detainee/enemy combatant abuse is rather counterproductive. DON’T TORTURE AND ABUSE AND THERE WON’T BE CONSEQUENCES FOR DOING SO. Jeebus, people!

On a more cynical level, why were these pictures taken in the first place? If you’re going to go the morally bankrupt route and abuse prisoners, why take pictures? What good does that do? Is it to satisfy some masochistic lust for torture porn? This is the part I really don’t understand.
But for now, we (and the world) know these pictures exist and that in and of itself is bad enough. What a wonderful legacy the Bush years have left us.

1 comment:

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