Atrios, on the recovery of Jessica Lynch:
Apparently she was rescued from a hospital. I assume that means she was getting medical treatment – if so, it gives some hope that some of our POWs may not be as mistreated as one might fear.
That explains it all about the opposition to this war- despite all the evidence, still willing to attribute the best motives to a bunch of murderous thugs. I guess he forgot about the members of the 507th who were executed. Or the hospital in the SAME CITY that was used as a weapons depot and fighting position.
Reality Check- She was in the hospital because it was the best place to hide her, and she had numerous broken bones and was reported to have been tortured. She was not there, as you are suggesting, to get ‘medical treatment.’ The other POW’s in the hospital are not faring any better, as they are dead. More will come out in the near future about the treatment of PFC. Lynch by her captors.
What is most telling, however, is that Atrios affords the Iraqi thugs more respect and benefit of the doubt than he has ever given George Bush.
And I thought that moron at DU who believed the POWs were being treated well was just a fringe idiot. Guess not…
All Iraqis are evil moral morons. The sooner we “liberate” them from their mortal coils the happier we’ll all be. Anyone who thinks they might be human is a war criminal.
Me- What on earth are you talking about. No one with half a brain thinks all Iraqis are evil.
Read his email address, John. He’s a troll.
I’d refrain from posting comments on the first thing you hear from the News. It’s been released since then that Jessica wasn’t tortured, and the bodies recovered nearby were of the men of the 507th that you are certain were executed. Also, when I write this, the rest of the 507th POW’s have been recovered and have been in US custody for over 24 hours…. they have had the bodies for over a week, and now have the witnesses… and there is NO mention of the “executions”. From what it sounds like, the fight was chaotic, given the various wounds that the POW’s had. (feet, elbows, ribs, and butt wounds) It seems more likely that they were killed in a horrible fire fight. That’s the horrible nature of war. I certainly hope we don’t hear of proof in the future that they were indeed executed… but whether they were executed or killed in the fight, they are still just as dead. full stop.
perhaps opponents to the war realise this, and aren’t merely “still willing to attribute the best motives to a bunch of murderous thugs.”