Sunday, June 04, 2006

Evil on the run across the nation

Dear readers,

That's right, both of you.

I have just returned from the Eastern Seaboard, where I celebrated Andy's graduation from Brown (which, as I learned, is an Ivy League school) and battled with the twin evils of sobriety and celibacy. I apologize for the lack of posting recently, but promise to make up for it in the coming weeks, particularly after quitting my job.

In the meantime, chew on these two articles from the New York Times,

The first details the military's plans to dismiss the murders of dozens of innocent Iraqi civilians (and the subsequent cover-up) as the work of a few bad apples in the Marine Corps. An article in the very same issue describes the acquittal (on most charges) of a soldier who admitted to using a dog to torture prisoners at Abu Ghraib, saying he was only acting within the guidelines established by military commaders.

Makes you long for the days before people stopped thinking "I was just following orders" was not an excuse for committing war crimes.

1 comment:

Meg said...

Thank you for aiding my procrastination!