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downplay beheading coverage Arab media played down or ignored
the news of an American civilian's beheading by Islamic militants in Iraq,
while continuing to give prominence to the American prison abuse scandal
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soldiers at the heart of the furor over the Abu Ghraib prison scandal:
the six morons who lost the war.
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Curiosity has gotten the best of me and I have watched the execution video
on the web. Do you know of a web site that offers an English translation
of the "speech" given by the murderers. I can not imagine what
must have been going through that young man's mind and the terror he experienced.
I would like to read what these horrible "people" said in the
moments before Mr. Bergs death. Thank You,
There's one HERE
I proadly served wiht the 82nd airborne and other outfits for four years
and i cannot believe that you allowed for a linkl to the be-heading of
that poor american on your e-mail page. You have losta listener and beleive
me i will do all i can to pursuade all my friends to never listen to you
our your station ever again. We are americans and we are better than that,
you lowered yourself today my friend?
for your service to America. I'm disappointed that my offering access
to information puts you off. My view is that it's the American way to
offer information to those who desire it-- particularly if the info
is related to something over which we have gone to war.
I have read in several places now that both Colin Powell, and Paul Bremer
spoke directly to Secretary Rumsfeld repeatedly about reports of serious
prisoner abuse in Iraq, especially Abu Ghraib. Nothing changed, and as
they continued to hear these reports they would voice their concerns again.
Well, Secretary Rumsfeld is finally going to Iraq to show us all he is
on top of the situation.
making surprise visit to Iraq "..on a trip designed to reassure
U.S. troops that the prisoner abuse scandal has not weakened public support
for their mission and to get firsthand reports from the most senior commanders."
Note to troops:
Not a single person has called my talk show to say anything negative
about you. We appreciate your good work, and none of us back Home puts
you in the same basket with the prison guards. I aired this
Commentary to that effect yesterday.
Dear Mr. Messer,
... Sure enough, the video was as horrible as I imagined. It made me sad
to say the least. But after the sadness faded the anger emerged. And I
know the video was meant to make us angry. It's meant to make us angry
enough to continue a holy war with these people. To be honest with you
Mr. Messer, I think the war on Iraq marks the beginning of the end. And
I'm not talking from a strictly religious point of view ... I just saw
a horrible event. And I feel just like I felt that bright sunny September
morning when America came tumbling down. Thank you for reading my email
and God bless America. Sincerely,
Elizabeth C., 24 yrs. old San Antonio, TX
I went to the link you provided. All I can say is that I am still crying.
I am retired Army and it takes a lot to make me tear much less to actually
cry. I will cry for this man, his family and every military member and
their family for a long time to come. Thank you very much
I am positive you will never read this, but I must vent my outrage concerning
this "beheading". Arabic peoples understand that Americans can
be "shocked and awed" by this type of conduct. I, myself, feel
violated by these thugs. This is war, and I cannot for the life of me
understand why we must hold a standard that our enemies scoff at. It is
time to get as dirty as they want to play, or maybe a little worse...
Sincerely, Bob G
In the fall of 1969 I was with the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne on
a mountain top somewhere near the DMZ. We got word that a patrol had been
involved in a firefight and had taken a live prisoner. The closest MI
interpreter/interrogator was far to the rear and bad weather in between
was preventing a helicopter from bringing him out soon. So the brigade
S-2 officer approached my platoon leader about me going out to bring the
prisoner in. We agreed and before I got on the helicopter to go to the
scene of the firefight I had a meeting with the S-2 officer. I can't recall
his name but I remember what he said and I guess I never really appreciated
what he told me until this current situation in Iraq put it in perspective.
He told me that my personal feelings toward a North Vietnamese prisoner
were irrelevant, I was not to harm the prisoner in ANY WAY, mentally or
physically. He told me to keep in mind that the whole time I was in the
jungle a thousand eyes could be watching me and whether or not another
NVA soldier surrendered or fought to the death could depend on his perception
of how we treated them and the future treatment of American POWs could
depend on how they saw that we treated them.
It was a short meeting and all I thought at the moment was "I don't
think I would do anything anyway but thanks for telling me that"
because it let me know in no uncertain terms what my operating environment
was and that there were limits which would be respected.
Enjoy listening to your program. San Antonio needs a reasonable talk show.
I didn't think you meant a sadistic thing like I saw when I viewed the
video. I am a strong person when it comes to death but this was unreal
how another human could do this to another. I performed autopsies and
we treated the dead better than that..