Sunday, May 13, 2007

Associated Press - Study Finds Lapses in Battlefield Ethics

[From:] May 14th, 2007 by Richard

I know I really shouldn’t be surprised, but it still makes me sick that this sort of culture exists in any sort of institution. Is this what people are talking about when they say they ’support the troops’?

The worst statistic here would probably have to be this one:

– Only 47 percent of the soldiers and 38 percent of Marines said noncombatants should be treated with dignity and respect.

How can this possibly be justifed under ANY sort of moral code? They don’t deserve respect, because….? I assume it must be a case of racism and xenophobia, but obviously could point to a deeper issue of misanthropy.

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