It is being reported today that an unnamed US soldier and three Afghan soldiers were ambushed and captured Tuesday by the Taliban in Afghanistan’s restive Paktika Province. The military confirmed that the soldier was missing and believed captured.
I feel badly for the captured soldier, and can hardly begin to appreciate what their family is going through right now.
But this country betrayed that soldier long before he was ever captured, by torturing prisoners of war, and - for all practical intents and purposes - withdrawing from every human rights treaty to which it was ever a signatory.
Unfortunately, this soldier can expect no better treatment than the prisoners of war at Abu Ghraib received.