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To seduce the enemy?s soldiers from their allegiance and encourage them to surrender is of special service, for an adversary is more hurt by desertion than by slaughter.

-- Flavius Vegetius Renatus

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Should the guards involved with the Abu Ghraib prison be punished?

Yes64 %64 %64 % 64.89 % (85)
No25 %25 %25 % 25.19 % (33)
I do not know3 %3 %3 % 3.05 % (4)
I have no opinion3 %3 %3 % 3.82 % (5)
Other, please list in comments3 %3 %3 % 3.05 % (4)

Total votes: 131
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Re: Should the guards involved with the Abu Ghraib prison be
by GoldenDragon
on Aug 28, 2004

Don't just stop at the PFC's but go after those who (in military jargon) "need to know."


Re: Should the guards involved with the Abu Ghraib prison be
by Anonymous
on Aug 31, 2004
They should be punished if and when they are found guilty by a military court.

Andy

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