Mac Diva has spent a while trying to detail all the misreported information regarding the capture and imprisonment of PFC Lynch. In the process, she decides to take a swipe at me:
Stories such as the Chronicle’s were, in turn, used to support the claims of biased Right Wing bloggers, such as this one.
“Such as this one?” I wonder who that might be? Oh… Me.
I watched him single-handedly transform the hospital where Lynch was treated into a military headquarters pretending to be a hospital. He has yet to acknowledge that the latest, apparently accurate information, contradicts his claim of subhuman Iraqis torturing Pfc. Lynch in a torture chamber there because ‘that’s what Iraqis are like.’
Presto, watch me transform hospitals into torture chambers, torture chambers. It’s like, ummm, magic? Except I never did that. In fact, here are my words:
Mac also seems to want to believe the Iraqi propoganda over reality, and thinks that Jessica is being held in a hospital for treatment. This, despite all the evidence of Iraqi perfidy, despite the Saddamite thugs using hospitals as command posts for the duration of this conflict. It is mind-boggling, and as the evidence has shown today, there were maps, mortar rounds, car batteries (for torture), terrain mock-ups, and other various weapons in this command post in the basement of the hospital.
Note to the discerning reader- Mac agrees with methat all of the above is true- she cites it in the piece I linked to. The hospital was being used as a bunker/command post, as have previous hospitals, mosques, and Red Crescent vehicles.
Nowhere did I write that it can be stated without pause that PFC Lynch was tortured. In fact, here are my words:
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 reported to have been tortured- and that is still the case, as far as we know it. Nowehere have I stated that Iraqi’s torture people simply because ‘that is how they are.’ I am not a xenophobic, racist nitwit- I don’t think like that. Everyday Iraqis are probably very much like every other person in the world. However, the shock troops, the paramilitary leaders, the Ba’ath Party leaders- they are, in my opinion, subhuman. They have conducted numerous atrocities, and they are scum. It would not surprise me at all if they tortured her, as they have executed other Americans, and they have tortured in the past. What is so irresponsible about speculating that past behavior is a good indication of future behavior?
When Mac Diva can show me proof that she was not tortured, I will admit it and be relieved (for goodness sake, I hope to God I am wrong). Until then- I will base my speculation that she probably was tortured on the past behavior of the Hussein regime and the reports I read in the media. What else do I have to go on?
Don’t make the mistake of calling them “sub-human”. They’re entirely human, and a gross example of the worst we’re capable of.
In the posting prior to this one, didn’t the Iraqi who volunteered to help react to some, er, mistreatment of her?
I suppose we could rapidly go into definitions of “torture,” but I’d venture that she was at least as badly treated as the folks at Guantanamo (frankly, I suspect she was treated far worse).
What’s Mac Diva’s take on how those folks are treated, esp. now that they’ve been moved to Camp Delta?
At least two things seem to be established about her treatment.
A) No food for 8 days.
B) The man who rescuer witnessed her being physically abused.
But let’s not say she was being tortured…
That’s “rescued her.”
Seems we haven’t feed her yet either. Perhaps there was a reason she wasn’t being fed solid food? If she was simply being starved, she should be able to eat some solid food by now.
I think we’ll just have to wait to get the facts.
That’s an interesting point but it didn’t come across to me that she wasn’t being fed for medical reasons… of course that could be wrong. “Although her family says
she is tired and hungry, she told them she had not eaten in eight days.”
Sometimes when people are under a lot of stress they get constipated.
Frankly I don’t think it’s any of our business but maybe that’s why they’re giving her liquids.
I notice more and more and more–and the blogosphere is making this increasingly apparent–that countless people on the left are arguing with a fantasy-Right. That is, with attitudes that just don’t exist, or are exceedingly rare.
Mac Diva’s busy bitching because the white blonde girl is getting the press that Mac Diva wants the black soldier to get.
You know, content of their character & all….
Mac Diva made some racist comments about Shark’s wife on his blog a few months ago – she seems to be a troll that gets around.
Look in the comment thread. Nasty stuff
“Seems we haven’t feed her yet either. Perhaps there was a reason she wasn’t being fed solid food? If she was simply being starved, she should be able to eat some solid food by now. ”
They put her on intravenous drip once they got her in the copter. She just had 2 surgeries in a row – maybe she’ll get solid food tomorrow. I’m going to assume our military hospitals know what they’re doing.
“Disagree with me and you’re obviously racist!” seems to be the motto…
Oh. My. God.
Thanks for posting that. I knew Mac Diva was a spiteful, tollish being, but I never suspected the shriveled-soul part.
All of her comment URLs should be henceforth pointed toward that comment instead of her blog.
Just a suggestion. Too bad it can’t happen everywhere at once.
That should have read “trollish”.