- Aug 17, 2005
- Reaction score
- Dublin, Ireland
- Political Leaning
cnredd said:Referring to Parmenion's rant on Gitmo, I ask...
IF everything written was indeed true, why are you critical of the whole USA, or at least the militry aspect of it(Over 1.2 million troops), when Gitmo(and Abu Gharib) represent no more than a few dozen soldiers?
When Scott Peterson was convicted of murder, do we cry that "This is what Californians do?"
I am not taking sides here, I am simply pointing out that two wrongs hardly make a right and that while you accuse certain groups of breaching certain documents - you may also wish to look at the international rules and documents which America is in turn breaching...You are equating procedures, right or wrong, to to terrorist who indesciminately kill civilians with impunity...
Terrorists - Wrong 100%
USA - Wrong 2%
How novel of you to point out the 2%.
I was being critical of the fact that the poster I replied to used documents to say why Iraq was in the wrong. My question was if two wrongs make a right? I am not criticsiing American troops in "Gitmo" as you call it. I am stating that Iraqi leader is on charges for Human Rights violations under the Geneva Convention, but that USA is similarly guilty of similar violations yet is not being tried for war crimes.
First, I believe that America has had many positive influences on the world as she finds her way in the world as a nouveau Superpower. Like many Superpowers that have gone before her in ages past, she is making mistakes which are highlited in neon lights by the media.
However, I think it folly for you to claim that the acts of "terrorism" as a means for communicating oines message are wrong. Ireland used terrorism against the British to win our indpendence. There was no way in hell we could have taken them toe to toe in a straight fight and they refused to listen to us for centuries in a peaceful manner. Were the actions of ours chlanns wrong or right is debatable but we have our freedom as a direct result of it.
There are two sides to every argument and while I support neither I try to see both for their merits and play Devil's advocate so that the passionate ones on both sides may argue their viewpoints with clarity and intelligence.
In reposnse to your statistics, you know that 90% of all statistics are made up