Monday, June 12, 2006

We You They

"They hung themselves with fabricated nooses made out of clothes and bed sheets," base commander Navy Rear Adm. Harry Harris told reporters in a conference call from the US base in southeastern Cuba.

"They have no regard for human life," he said. "Neither ours nor their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation but an act of asymmetric warfare against us."
Source [emphasis mine - mfi]

"a good PR move" — Senior State Department spokesman Colleen Graffy
Source 1 Source 2

in a little more detail:

"They are smart, they are creative, they are committed," said Rear Adm. Harry Harris Jr., the commander at Guantanamo. "They have no regard for life, neither ours nor their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us." Source

"We" on the other hand panic when civilised people react with outrage every time we display our naked contempt for human life and civilised values:

"I wouldn't characterise it is as a good PR move." — Cully Stimson, deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Detainee Affairs. Source: Source 2 Above

Condi The Chimp and Rumsfeld on Gunatanamo Suicides

and we have been here before:

"Orientals don't place the same value on human life as we do." — General William Westmoreland.

You lost that one too.


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