Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Released Hostages

The released hostages from Columbia are a sight for sore eyes, I am sure. Their families, waiting 5 and a half years have been rewarded with their loved ones, in one piece.

And yet we continue to hold our hostages in Guantanamo. No trials, no contact with family, tortured regularly... so when we think of the terrorists in Columbia, we best go take a peek in the mirror.

We are no better.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Ms. Moon said...

Amen. Sadly, amen.

9:59 AM  
Anonymous donald said...

we would never admit that our government was as bad, if not worse, than the rest of the terrorist regimes of the world! what a sad state of affairs!

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Rolando Teco said...

I couldn't agree more.

Although, in truth, where is the public outcry on this? Shouldn't we be taking to the streets to protest this blatant violation of human rights? If not we American citizens, who will speak up loudly and be counted?

Those of us who are still freer than the poor bunch our government has locked up, have a responsibility to say something every day.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Seda said...

We may even be worse, since we're hypocritical about it to boot.

1:57 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

oh rolando, I hear you.

where are the marchers? the protestors?

I don't know. Phil Gramm says we're whiners but I don't see any public whining.

our outcries.

why?

are we any different than the Germans who let the ovens go on and on and on...

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you really just equate this situation to the burning of Jews in the Holocaust? That is a terrible analogy. Please never compare the two. 6 million Jews were killed simply because we were Jews...not having been accused of any crimes, etc. 11 million people in total were killed for not being pure/arian. There is a lot of power in this bloggin world. The most dangerous thing one can do is to minimize such horrific historic events that cannot be compared to the American government.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Yes, the Holocaust is a bit of a stretch. I'm sorry if it was offensive.

but this is not about policy. it is about torture.and I think the American Government has behaved and continues to behave in a criminal, terrorist fashion.

to say anything less is to ignore the facts.

and believe the propoganda.

I believe this war, and the American governments behavior will go down in history as one of the darkest times in our country.

I believe it is of enormous historic significance.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you.
I also agree that we will have a lot to answer from generations to come about what happened and what went terrible wrong.

2:50 PM  

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