**What the hell are we doing????**
"Col. David Hogg, commander of the 2nd Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division, said tougher methods are being used to gather the intelligence. On Wednesday night, he said, his troops picked up the wife and daughter of an Iraqi lieutenant general. They left a note: "If you want your family released, turn yourself in." Such tactics are justified, he said, because, "It's an intelligence operation with detainees, and these people have info." They would have been released in due course, he added later.
The tactic worked. On Friday, Hogg said, the lieutenant general appeared at the front gate of the U.S. base and surrendered."
This is the type of immoral activity that will come back and bite us in the ass.
If a moral appeal fails, I remind our nation of the rule of law that insures separation of civilization from the savage..
the Geneva Convention for starters:
Geneva Convention, Protocol I, Section III, Chapter I,
2. The following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in
any place whatsoever, whether committed by civilian or by military agents:
(c) the taking of hostages