The buck stops where...?

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    <center><h1><a href=http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-2903288.php>Editorial: A failure of leadership at the highest levels</a></h1></center>

    <blockquote>Around the halls of the Pentagon, a term of caustic derision has emerged for the enlisted soldiers at the heart of the furor over the Abu Ghraib prison scandal: the six morons who lost the war.

    Indeed, the damage done to the U.S. military and the nation as a whole by the horrifying photographs of U.S. soldiers abusing Iraqi detainees at the notorious prison is incalculable.

    But the folks in the Pentagon are talking about the wrong morons.

    There is no excuse for the behavior displayed by soldiers in the now-infamous pictures and an even more damning report by Army Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba. Every soldier involved should be ashamed.

    But while responsibility begins with the six soldiers facing criminal charges, it extends all the way up the chain of command to the highest reaches of the military hierarchy and its civilian leadership.</blockquote>

    When the military begins speaking critically of its civilian leadership, it is time to sit up and take notice.
     
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    Well, ultimately we hold those in positions of leadership responsible for how they deal with actions like these by their subordinates. I'm not sure what conclusions we can draw at this point. If someone of rank knew about or ordered this THAT would be significant, right?
     
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    If someone of high rank in the chain of command DIDN'T know about this, there needs to be an explanation why.

    Did a middlerank officer conceal this information? thats where the buck stops.

    If the high ranking didn't know and there was no concealment, now we have dereliction of duty.
     
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    WHy are you guys still focusing on criticizing us, when there's a war on? Disgusting.
     
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    people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. hypocritical
     
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    Oh please.
    All atrocities are significant.
    It's not liek I'm obsessed.
     
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    Agreed.
    Seems like these guards weren't very highly trained...
     
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    its not the training, its the discipline, and if it IS the training, our military has gone to shit and back. I was fully trained on the geneva convention when I was in, but that was almost 20 years ago also.
     
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    QUit fncking equating sexual embarrassment with beheading. You look like a fncking fool.
     
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    And you are just making shit up. You obviously can't read, shall I type in Spanish?

    Get a grip. Anyone? Am I wrong here?
     

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