June 14th, 2006

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Female US soldier arrested for not going back to Iraq.

Spec. Suzanne Sharp, a member of the Military Police from Eugene, an OIF veteran, and a driver on combat patrols, was arrested and detained on base Sunday at the request of the Army.

As a result of her daughter's experience, her mother has become an outspoken opponent of the war, and claims that her daughter suffers from PTSD, and that she constantly feared being raped in Iraq; her commanding officers would show up banging on her door in the middle of the night, intoxicated and wanting to have sex with her.

Hm. Possible? Believable?!
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Bush finally finds fault with his Guantanamo policies.

Apparently President Bush now believes that his POW policies are seen as harmful and a betrayal of American values. You know your poll ratings suck when you have to launch a major PR campaign against yourself in order to rebuild your image.

"I'd like to close Guantanamo, but I also recognize that we're holding some people there that are darn dangerous and that we better have a plan to deal with them in our courts."

What a revolutionary policy that would be, eh? I guess you'd have to, say, charge them with a crime, allow them access to lawyers, and actually give their day in court, eh?!

Of course, we'll obviously need to have a plan in place to deal with something so daunting. Is it just me, or does having "a plan" in place to "deal with them" seem a bit like saying that we either need a kangaroo court or a way to still detain them, should they be found innocent?

I'm sure there will be some kind of tenative plan in place in a decade or two, however... so, what about those secret CIA detention facilities too, Bush? Are you willing to do what is right, or merely what is popular?