Friday, May 11, 2007

No, I Still Won't Support Those Assholes

A study that the Army completed last fall, but didn't release until last week found the following:

- 1 in 10 of our troops in Iraq admitted to mistreating civilians or unnecessarily destroying their property.

- More than 1 in 3 believed torture is acceptable.

- More than 1 in 2 would not report a fellow soldier for illegal acts including torture and abuse or murder of civilians.

As if that's not bad enough:

- Troops suffering from anxiety, depression, or stress were more prone to act illegally.

- Troops on repeat or extended tours of duty were more likely to suffer from mental health problems, which one can assume includes anxiety, depression, and stress.

So the longer we stay, the worse it's going to get. Fabulous.

Pollyanna Petraeus thinks sending the boys a note will fix everything, after all, he wrote a whole page.


Natalie said...

Sadly, none of this surprises me.

deadspot said...

The numbers were higher than I expected, but the attitudes don't surprise me at all.