Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Rape, Torture, And The Evil That Men Do

Larisa Alexandrovna's recent post "The evil that men do..." discusses two emerging stories from Iraq, stories of torture and rape.

Larisa says:
There are two stories today that will make your blood boil - if you have a conscience that is, and your patriotism really mean something - if you get up and say enough is enough - assuming you are patriotically inclined beyond just the symbols of freedom.
I shouldn't like to think I've lost my conscience, but these stories do not make my blood boil. On the contrary, I find them quite chilling.

My reaction has nothing to do with patriotism.

For me, these stories transcend patriotism.

Or maybe they simply shred it.