Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Fraternity Pranks?

Referring to the abuse of Iraqi prisoners as "fraternity pranks" or "frat hazing" is totally beside the point.

First of all, "frat hazing" has been banned almost everywhere and should be punished where it occurs.

Secondly, none of the Iraqis were, to my knowledge, trying to join the U.S. Military.

"You say that I am ignoring the time-honored traditions of the Royal Navy? And what might they be? I shall tell you in three words: rum, buggery and the lash! Good morning, sirs!"

-Winston Churchill addressing the Sea Lords, 1912

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