Monday, March 09, 2009

Lesson for the Left: You Actually Have to Win Wars to Turn Guns into Plowshares

Isn’t this the kind of Nanny State Mother-Hen crap that the left is supposed to love?

An increasing number of Iraqi detainees are refusing to leave detention centres despite being eligible for release because they want to complete studies begun behind bars, a US general said on Sunday.

"In the last three or four months we have begun seeing detainees asking to stay in detention, usually to complete their studies," Major General Douglas Stone told a news conference in Baghdad.

The US military offers a wide range of educational programmes to the 23,000 or so detainees -- adults and juveniles -- being held at its two detention facilities, Camp Cropper near Baghdad's international airport and Camp Bucca near the southern port city of Basra.

Some parents of juvenile detainees, too, have asked that their children remain behind bars so they can continue their schooling, said Stone, the commanding general for US detainee operations in Iraq.
I wonder where this is supposed to fit into that “no blood for oil” chanting and the 1970’s retread jargon about never deploying the military because it takes from the mouths of American babies and funds from schools? Or how it sits with that “only creating more enemies” taunt to get civilization to off itself?

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