The fact that 2 children were waterboarded by 2 soldiers suggests that the soldiers themselves may have been abused as children, because it is a known fact that abused children grow up to be child abusers. So I think these unfortunate incidents of abuse probably has more to do with the sickness in our society than it does the military because those two soldiers were civilians long before they were soldiers and we really don't know enough about them to make any kind of judgement.
Last edited by Moot; 08-27-10 at 03:25 PM.
significantly higher in the military. For that reason alone, even if public officials weren't specifically condoning torture, it would still be a military problem.
Last edited by Winston Smith; 08-27-10 at 08:28 PM.
This is just anecdotal, just guesses, really, but from what I've seen, it seems like military folks get married younger and have kids younger than the gen pop.
Many of them aren't college-educated; they're from working class backgrounds.
To their youth and background, add the unique stresses of military family life, with its frequent moves and deployments... and it starts to make sense.
Last edited by 1069; 08-27-10 at 09:40 PM.
Hey he could have gotten something a lot worse, like say a switch across the legs.
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan