To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Friday, September 24, 2021

Observercast

Hypocrisy

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BY KAREN WEBB

It is really unfortunate that the Taliban now have a captive, but it does show how hypocritical we are.

Everyone talks about how awful it is that our American soldier is forced to make a video. I am sure it is terrifying, but it is really tame compared to what we have done.

President Obama has said we get to keep people indefinitely even if we have no evidence, if we think they might do something.

Locking someone up indefinitely can turn someone into a terrorist.

This kid had better hope the Taliban doesn’t use the USA of today as their example on the treatment of prisoners. Of course, the Bush Bunch will say it isn’t their fault – it is the fault of those who actually exposed the torture.

At least the Taliban have allowed this kid to show he is alive and they have also broadcast the idea that he is a person with family, which is more than the USA ever did.

All we knew about our prisoners or even know now is what they want us to know which is these are really bad guys even if we have no evidence. They don’t want us to know if they have a girlfriend or a family. They don’t want us to think they are people or that they are fathers or husbands.

Karen Webb lives in Moore, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.