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I was <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> when I saw the article and the situation. Yet more lovely photo documentation of how idiotic some members of our military security team apparently are.<br><br><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/05/20/saddam.photos/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/...tos/index.html</a><br><br>
But what really freaked me out were the last two paragraphs...and our "Fearless (Feckless) Leader's" comment.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">President Bush was asked Friday whether photos of Saddam -- as well as the now-retracted Newsweek story about military interrogators flushing a Quran down a toilet -- serve to inspire opposition in the Muslim world.<br><br>
He said, "I don't think a photo inspires murderers. I think they're inspired by an ideology that is so barbaric and backwards that it's hard for many in the Western world to comprehend how they think."</td>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hammer.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hammer"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hopping mad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"> WTF?!?<br><br>
Now, likely the President's comments were preceded by some random string of words that indicated he was speaking specifically about the terrorists, but my God. In that blurb it sounds like he just threw down the gauntlet to the entire Muslim world. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"> Can we please muzzle this imbecile?
 

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Ummmm I don't know why the news is making such a big deal about the photos of Saddam in his underwear.........my thoughts: So? The man is in prison. He's in his underwear. Big freakin deal. He's a murderer in his underwear. And I was offened by President Bush's comment.........I think it was rather snotty. Um, was he trying to say that Western civilization is somehow above the Iraqis? I heard him say the comment in the news and just the tone of his voice kinda put me off a little. I mean of course some of "us" don't understand........duh we weren't raised to think like a radical muslin extremist of course but it's not like western citizens aren't capable of it. I mean, Timothy McVae anyone? We do have people here that are very disturbed as well. He makes it sound like Westerners are the be all end all of modern civilization and I can't help but think it is arrogant to say that.<br>
He/ and some of the US need to realize that some Iraqis are like that because that is what they were taught generation after generation and it is going to take lots and lots of time to stop the cycle.....it's not that westerners don't understand it's that we weren't taught to think like that. Terrorism affects all people just the same and it's wrong no matter how you look at it.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">I don't know why the news is making such a big deal about the photos of Saddam in his underwear.........my thoughts: So? The man is in prison. He's in his underwear. Big freakin deal.</td>
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It is a big deal because it is a violation of the Geneva Convention and the Law of Armed Coflict (LOAC) for prisoners of war to be photographed in demeaning ways and for those photographs to be published.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Officials emphasized that because it was not a sanctioned government release, the United States is not in violation of the Geneva Conventions,</td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Under Articles 13 and 14 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions III Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, POWs "must at all times be protected ... against insults and public curiosity," and also "are entitled in all circumstances to respect for their persons and their honor."</td>
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Seems like he must not have been protected at all times, or else the photo would not have taken or released. Looks like a violation to me. I thought the official video of Saddam being examined for lice or whatever was pretty bad, too.<br><br>
The quote posted earlier in the thread is ridiculous (wow, imagine that, w making a ridiculous statement)...he was asked about MUSLIMS, (not about terrorists) and he described their ideologies as backwards and barbaric. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
It was a group of extremists against us, but thanks to abu ghraid and this kind of thing, I imagine the whole muslim world dislikes us. And btw, w, it could be said that the ideologies of the christians (the bible) are backwards and barbaric. I am thinking of Isaac tied down in preparation for being murdered by his father....<br><br>
There IS one world leader who I would love to see a photo of in jail in his skivvies.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">There IS one world leader who I would love to see a photo of in jail in his skivvies.</div>
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Do ya think he wears cowboy undies? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief">
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>rainsmom</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I pictured him in the long johns kind.......you know......with the little flap in the back.....</div>
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Yeah. Easy access for @$$kissing
 

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Ok...I know he's basically a really rotten guy...but am I the only person who feels that no person should be humiliated...whether they are aware of it or not?
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">he was asked about MUSLIMS, (not about terrorists) and he described their ideologies as backwards and barbaric.</td>
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I think that GWB believes that ALL muslims are terrorists (and backwards and barbaric).
 
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