First the UN, Then The ICRC

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    It's strange that two of the historically well thought of institutions are no longer even shells of what they used to be. Many of us have written about the mess known as the UN, finally the world is beginning to notice.

    Less well known is how badly the International Red Cross has behaved, I suppose that is a function of a 'charitable' organization, but to me I see that it may also have to do with the very fact that it is 'international.' The bias is now hard to keep under wraps. I've written on this before:

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1517&highlight=ICRC

    Now the WSJ has a featured editorial:

    http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110006725

     
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    Sounds just like the Bush administration...Hide behind the veil of "national security" when embarassing events come to light.

    But if the ICRC inspector did cross the line, she was wrong. She was wrong to blame the soldiers in charge of security at Camp Bucca for anything she may, or may not, have found there. The real seat of blame lies squarely with the Bush Administration...That is what the chain of command is about. Responsibility lies at the top of the chain, not the bottom.
     
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    And just when does this fine organization get to examine the conditions of detainees of the terrorists? just another good idea gone bad.
     
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    We must adhere to a higher standard otherwise we become no better than the monsters our leaders claim we are trying to defeat.
     
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    Something to put on America's headstone:

    "We were better than they were"

    No thanks
     
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    Adherence to one's principles and the principles this nation was founded upon requires a measure of courage which, clearly, you lack.
     
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    wanna bet?

    What the heck would you know about courage?

    As for your judgement about how much courage I possess...it is as flawed as your thinking.
     
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    http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110006839

     

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