Wednesday, November 30, 2005

One good man

Condoning torture is all the evidence anyone should need to recognize an outlaw regime. Fortunately there are still some good guys close to the center of power.

Here’s an account of Marine General Peter Pace contradicting war criminal Rumsfeld’s comments on torture. Link

The nation's top military man, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, said American troops in Iraq have a duty to intercede and stop abuse of prisoners by Iraqi security personnel.

When Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld contradicted Pace, the general stood firm.

Rumsfeld told the general he believed Pace meant to say the U.S. soldiers had to report the abuse, not stop it.

Pace stuck to his original statement.

"If they are physically present when inhumane treatment is taking place, sir, they have an obligation to try to stop it," Pace told his civilian boss.
Pace takes all the ambiguity out of the issue and makes it pretty simple for the troops and anyone else for that matter. Just basic ethics and good sense.

via Kos

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