"As a veteran and as an American, I am deeply angered that any of my countrymen would be so willing to defame our military and our nation’s honor for cheap partisan gain. The allegations may or may not be true – the Pentagon claims that are “not credible,” while the ACLU is convinced that they have concrete evidence of torture. But all other things being equal, don’t our men and women in uniform deserve the benefit of the doubt?
Or does the principle of “innocent until proven guilty” only apply to wealthy celebrities and enemy combatants?"
Read the rest. He put into words thoughts I've had on my mind, and the quote above fits my sentiment as well.
One of Indepundit's commentors, billd, writes "I also agree with your last sentence. Of course, the rub is in the clause "all things being equal." It again seems to all boil down to how much you trust Bush or not, again (sigh)"
I say BS. You don't read that George Bush ordered American GI's to flush Korans down the toilet, or to beat captured enemies to death, or to smear menstrul blood on terrorists. It's always soldiers did this and marines did that, and guards at Gitmo did this thing. A more accurate depiction of Bild's argument should be paraphrased thusly:
"Of course, the rub is in the clause "all things being equal." It again seems to all boil down to how much you trust America's young men and women who are serving in the armed forces or not, again (sigh)"