Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fiction (testing4l) wrote,
Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fiction
testing4l

I can't believe I just read this.

From wikipedia's page about suicide attempts at Guantanamo bay:

Prison commander Rear Admiral Harry Harris has stated: "This was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetric warfare committed against us." [[5]

It supposedly stems from the mistaken belief that if 3 prisoners died, the US military would be forced to close the camp, but trying to call three suicides an act of warfare is really quite astonishing. It sounds rather like the same sort of mistaken logic that gave us "In order to save the village, it was necessary to destroy it".

It occurs to me that this is proof that the military needs PR people, but I think we occasionally need statements like this to drive home the fact that some career military folk really aren't in step with the rest of society.
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