Prison Abuse and America's Nature

Here's another column suggesting Bush is wrong to say prison abuse is inconsistent with the nature and temperment of Americans:

President Bush is entirely mistaken --180 degrees wrong -- when he says the abuse inflicted by U.S. soldiers on Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison doesn't "reflect the hearts of the American people.'' Of course it does.

This is not to slur Americans. It reflects our hearts because it reflects all human hearts, in general. The potential to be cruel, to take advantage of situations, to abuse power, is lodged deep within the souls of, if not everyone, then practically everyone, and those who deny it are either oblivious or hypocrites or self-proclaimed saints.

[hat tip to Ted from Chicago]

< Does Bremer Ever Talk to Bush? | New Photos of Iraqi Prisoner Abuse >
  • The Online Magazine with Liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news

  • Contribute To TalkLeft