Sunday, May 09, 2004

When the Music's Over..
It's time to pay the fiddler.

One thing that has not been explored is how this torture scandal,and the war policy in general, is going to affect the soldiers involved. Sure, any participants involved need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, but the psychological affects of witnessing or participating in these acts are going to reverberate in their lives for many years to come.

These soldiers, young kids mainly, are under so much pressure that they have no idea about the impact of their actions. I'm not a psychologist, but I do know that most humans who kill innocent civilians, or sodomize a helpless prisoner, are eventually going to have to reconcile their actions with themselves.

And for what? While these kids are busy "defending our freedom" our representatives are busy cutting any programs that might help them upon their return.