on to victory
William Luse has a Walker Percy-ish meditation on what it feels like to be accelerating down the slippery slope. Be forewarned: it's gruesome. Multa inter alia, he makes the following point about the Abu Ghraib photos that I haven't seen elsewhere.
[Englund] looked like she knew exactly what she was doing and enjoying it. As one who opposes posting women to such duty in the first place, what ****** me off about the now pregnant-out-of-wedlock Miss Englund was the danger to which she was exposing her fellow female soldiers. Imagine what will happen the next time one is captured. I don't think she'll be subjected to any run-of-the-mill rape.
Part of the reason
By that criterion, of course, we've already lost the war. Thirty years ago.
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