Monday, January 23, 2006

The Spinning Moral Compass

"I love him more for fighting this," she said, tears welling up in her eyes. "He's always said that you need to do the right thing, and sometimes the right thing is the hardest thing to do."

This lovely quote is from Barbara Welshofer, whose husband, Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer, was just given a slight reprimand and a sixty day suspension for murdering a prisoner in his care in Iraq. He stuffed the man, a general in the Iraqi Army, head-first into a sleeping bag, sat on his chest, and pressed his hands down over the man's mouth.

Sometimes, the right thing is the hardest thing to do.


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