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posted by sysrpl on Sunday August 26, 2007 10:08 AM

Okay, this is bad. A Forbes article published Friday documents first hand reports of American whistleblowers being imprisoned and tortured by the US Military. Navy veteran Donald Vance says he was imprisoned in a security compound outside Baghdad.

For three months Vance lay huddled on the floor in solitary confinement, being forced to listen to blaring head-banging music from dawn to dusk while interrogators yelled the same questions over and over. All this for telling the FBI about American contractors selling the all the guns, the land mines, the rocket-launchers to insurgents for cash. "It was a Wal-Mart for guns," he says. "It was all illegal and everyone knew it."

This is just further evidence of our country's descent under the leadership of George Bush. The precedent he created with his unilateral military doctrine, the us versus them attitude, the rendering of the Geneva conventions as "quaint" documents, and his other countless boondoggles has led to this.

Why is there not more outrage in America?

It's as if people are becoming slowly desensitized like in the "frog in hot water" story. Another analogy is of the farmer watching a cornfield grow. It happens so slowly, it’s not noticeable on a day to day basis. Then, suddenly, it's overhead. I feel like that has happened to this country.

Little by little, this administration is doing all they can to screw things up, and the people have just come to accept it. Bush republicans say "don't trust the government", then stand behind their leader as he does everything in his power to make everyone distrust the government. I think the only thing left to say is "Mission Accomplished."

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