A different take on the torturers
You know, it dawned on me a few days ago, that I don't want any of those people (and sadly, I mean the soldiers and civilian contractors) in those Abu Ghraib Prison Photos
living next door to me. Can we not call this what it is? Organized and condoned sex crimes, and the people in the Photos
(not the victims) are sex offenders! When they return to the USA, I want them all to be subject to Megan's Law, Registered Sex Offenders
You protest that this is too harsh or unfair to the soldiers involved? Why? I, personally, might not feel this way, if they weren't smiling. Even if they were 'ordered' by their chain of command (and following orders is no defense), they enjoyed it. No one ordered them to 'enjoy' it. Look at them
. Really, look at them
. They enjoy torturing people.
I do not want these people living next door to me and my family. I don't want these people in my work place. These are the kind of people I do not want my grand children around. They scare me. Not me personally, I think I can take care of myself, but I worry for my family.
So, hell yeah! I want these people on the list of Registered Sex Offenders
. I want to know if they ever move into my neighborhood. I want to know anytime a sex offender, and especially one who enjoys torturing, moves into the hood.
Now, how far up the chain can the list go. I don't know. If you gave the orders, but were not present, than I would argue for your culpability as a sex offender, but if you weren't present to 'enjoy' the torturing, well maybe you aren't quite as sub-human. Still, I'd like to see Rumsfeld, Ashcroft and Bush on the list of Registered Sex Offenders
. I mean, I want to be warned if these individuals even move into my state. They might not have been there to 'enjoy' the activity, but they certainly condoned it, and may have actively ordered it (waiting for a 'full release' of the documents (visit the Whiskey Bar: Document Dump
for the latest details on this) to decide their level of guilt, but I don't think it looks pretty.
Besides, I like the idea of Baby Bush being the first president ever to be put on the list of Registered Sex Offenders
. Now that would be a Bush Legacy.
In fairness, I should point to the fact that CBS News | Challenge To Megan's Law Under Review | May 20, 2002�20:36:32:
"The Baby Bush' administration sided with Connecticut, as did each of the other states with similar laws, in asking the Supreme Court to restore or preserve public access to information about former sex offenders.
'Megan's laws serve vital government interests by assisting law enforcement and enabling American communities to better protect themselves, and in particular their children,' the administration's top Supreme Court lawyer wrote in court papers."