Member Rara Avis
Take some responsibilty for your actions or just shut your mouth.
I don't think any of the politicians out there are likely to take your advice, Raph, and more's the pity. It could quite literally result in a bit more peace and quiet in the world if they did. Heaven help us, we could use a little bit of both.
I haven't been following the hullabaloo, and this thread is the first time I even heard the name Lynndie England. So, I don't have a lot of opinion on the specifics. I have a lot of opinion on the generalities, however, and especially with Toe's obviously irrelevant disparagements. I'm surprised we didn't hear, on good authority, that Lynndie's momma wears combat boots, too. Why address issues, after all, when grade school insults are so much easier. (Interestingly, men only seems to use the word ho when a woman sleeps with another man. When she sleeps with him, it's surely true love. Why is that, I wonder?)
I don't know, Raph, last I checked walking on water wasn't a prerequisite for whistle-blowing. Or for much of anything else, fortunately. Of course, it has to work the other way around, too. Whistle-blowing doesn't eliminate or even diminish guilt, either.
The issue shouldn't be whether England, or anyone else involved, is pure as the driven snow. The only thing that should matter is whether they're telling the truth. Everything else, from sexual conduct to sexual orientation to how ugly they are in the morning, is just camouflage.