Thursday, February 16, 2006Shame
Like you, I've seen the new photos from Abu Ghraib. I've been sitting here trying to think of something useful or insightful to say about them... but I just can't. What do you say to something like that? What could you possibly say?
What do you say about walls and floors covered in blood? About gruesome burns and grinning prison guards? What does smearing a human being in shit and covering their heads with filthy underwear do to protect us here in the United States? How is this "war on terror" served by restraining prisoners and jamming bananas up their asses? How do they explain the corpses? Are we arresting dead people, or are we killing them in prison? What have they done -- what have they actually done -- to deserve this? Why aren't we even allowed to ask?
This isn't justice, it's just wrong. It's shameful. And I don't understand how anyone can look at this and not feel sickened by what we're doing.
What can you possibly say? |