AbuThe abu ghraib debacle seemed to mostly be one of those “cost of war” things… Dehumanized people doing inhuman things to other dehumanized people, and so on.

But there was a hidden bonus to this example of the current administration’s (self) touted managerial expertise. When Iran (arguably one of the biggest winners so far in the Iraq “war”) decided to toy with some Brit soldiers, the world was shockingly silent. Why? Liberal bias?

SailorsMy theory is that once the world leader in human rights (that’s right, us) was busted letting torture basically get a free pass (no management heads rolled), and then argued for it, it was pretty tough to work up any real head of steam over what seemed like a forced vacation by comparison.