Prisoner treatment

Jim Nantz jnantz2 at 216-19-216-16.GETNET.NET
Fri Apr 30 15:32:47 MDT 2004

I agree Dennis.  We can't condone mistreatment of POWs.  I would think it
a good idea to make sure that all military personnel know that this sort
of thing won't be tolerated.  It's one thing to get a little rough on
someone when you need information quickly.  For example if an American
soldier is being held by insurgents and you've captured one of them,
getting a little rough might be a good way to get him to tell where the
soldier is so he can be rescued.  However mistreating them for the hell of
it isn't a good idea.

If one side mistreats its prisoners, the other side can use this to
justify its mistreatment of its prisoners.


Del Boy for President

On Fri, 30 Apr 2004, Dennis Putnam wrote:

> Hash: SHA1
> At 03:55 PM 4/30/2004, you wrote:
> >You've seen the pictures of the Iraqi prisoners being mistreated.  You
> >might have heard W say how he was disgusted at how they were treated.
> >
> >What if anything should be done to the soldiers who were responsible?
> A 30 day furlough with combat pay.

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