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The really sad part is that he is only person on the forum who thinks that torturing people is a bad thing.
We didn't need "clarifications" to treat Japanese prisoners, even though the Japs attacked us out of the blue and we feared they were planning sabotage on the West Coast. But then, our moral code was higher back then. That was before abortion and porn and gay rights (notice that two of those cultural depravities - porn and gayness - were part of the abu grab mistreatment; our military - the military of MacArthur, Washington, Grant and Jackson - now takes porno pictures of captives. Sick. Apparently we need "clarifications" in Geneva Convention to permit this without the perpetrators being prosecuted.
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In the various states of society armies are recruited from very different motives. Barbarians are urged by their love of war; the citizens of a free republic may be prompted by a principle of duty . . . but the timid and luxurious inhabitants of a declining empire must be allured into the service by hopes of profit, or compelled by the dread of punishment.Click on the link and see the juxtapostions. Unsettling.
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