MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Should the AG Probe Bush-Era Terror Techniques?

July 14th, 2009 Viewed 1981 times

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President Obama has been reluctant to look at the past.  It’s not, so much, that I believe that he wants to let what happened in the past stay there, it’s that if he takes the country there he will exacerbate the split that now exists, polarizing the nation further, and he will jeopardize his current agenda.  He needs people to get along, or at least act like they are getting along, in order to continue to pass things with razor-like margins.

However, his Attorney General (Eric Holder), might take him there anyway.

Iraqi Torture Photos

May 10th, 2004 Viewed 1650 times

A lot has been made of what has happened inside prisons in Iraq.  As a country that stands for freedom and the idea that all men are created equal in God’s sight, the inhumane treatment of men, regardless of how they have treated us or what kind of information we want/need, is wrong.

Let us not forget, however, why prisons exist.  They exist as a deterrent to crime.  They exist as a punishment, an enactment of justice on the wrong doer.

I think that we may have forgotten this amongst today’s prisons, in which inmates can catch the latest cable, weight lift, get a college degree, and basically enjoy more possibilities than some on the outside.

In ancient times, prisons could be holes dug in the ground, where the person would be left, with a rock on top at times.

Let us remember what the crimes these men are guilty of– not as a means of justifying what was done to them– but remembering that these are not innocents.  They deserve proper treatment and not humiliation, but they also deserve punishment for their crime.

The wise will know the difference.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.