After seeing Mike Ramsey's Veterans Day cartoon (SN 11/11), I felt compelled to write to you.
I am a soldier currently stationed at Baghdad Central Correctional Facility, better known as Abu Ghraib. Comparing us to the Nazis who ran torture camps is patently offensive to us and to everyone who has ever worn an American military uniform.
We are here fighting for the freedom of the Iraqi people, and part of that is keeping those who would destroy that freedom locked up so they cannot kill American soldiers, or innocent civilians.
We do not torture the people here. In fact, the detainees here are treated much better than they would be in an American prison. They all have access to lawyers and are tried for their crimes under Iraqi law, by Iraqi judges.
So, Ramsey I suggest in the future you draw what you know something about. Like being a sheltered, rich college liberal in East Lansing, for starters.
East Lansing resident
Rob also posted on what really goes on at Abu Gharaib. I encourage everyone to read it.