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      From: Chris Slaten
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      Subject: An opinion on the Afghanistan detainees---worth the read
      >
      >
      > THIS WAS WRITTEN BY A DOCTOR IN UVALDE, TEXAS
      >
      >
      > I was just reading Yahoo news and the San Antonio Express newspaper.You
      > know what upsets me? People with absolutely nothing to do with their
      > lives,
      > so they complain on how the U.S. is treating the prisoners or "Detainees"
      > from Afghanistan.
      >
      > Do you know why they are complaining? They see a picture on the news or
      > the internet and they see someone who is shackled and blindfolded walking
      > with two armed guards behind razor wire. This picture tells them they are
      > treated unfairly. Here is what I see....
      >
      > I see a thin, sickly looking person who under severe mental duress from
      > being bombed, was cleaned up, given a haircut to prevent infestation of
      > parasites, and given new clothes and shoes to wear. I see a person who
      > is given three nutritious meals per day and a bed to sleep in in a
      tropical
      > climate, not the cold desert floor of Afghanistan, eating worms, bugs, and
      > goat.
      > I see a person who will be able to get relief from their pains and
      > illnesses without paying a dime for medical expenses. They will get
      > rest, educated, and their mental stress levels will have dropped
      > tremendously
      > because they were taken out of a combat area and will not be shot at
      again.
      >
      > I see these people blindfolded and shackled behind razor wire. I have
      > the intellectual ability to understand why they are this way. For those
      who
      > do not have this ability, let me explain it to you. They are blindfolded
      > to protect OUR US SOLDIERS from further harm. These people cannot plan to
      > destroy something if they cannot see it. They are shackled because these
      > same people have proven they will easily give up their lives to kill just
      > ONE AMERICAN. We are protecting their life as well as our own. The razor
      > wire is a mental deterrent, just like the little alarm company warning
      > signs most of you out there have on your home, but don't have the actual
      > alarm system. You would think many times over before actually trying to
      > cross
      > that razor wire.
      >
      > For all of you people out there thinking how bad these poor detainees
      > have it under such strict guard, you need to do a lot more thinking about
      > other
      > things in your life. I was born on September 11th, 1966, and every
      > birthday I have from now on will never be a happy one. Why, do you ask?
      > Because as
      > I am out somewhere trying to have a nice dinner, someone will have a
      candle
      > or a ribbon or something, crying about the anniversary of a national
      > tragedy.
      > And then I will think, about how insignificant my one little birthday
      > actually is compared to everything else that had happened on that one
      day.
      >
      > It boggles my mind that there are actually people out there in this
      > world, in leadership positions, heads of companies that actually think
      that
      > we are
      > doing something wrong when it comes to protecting our nation and our
      > people. These same people will be the first ones to complain about
      > something
      > that happens to them when they are vacationing outside this country. They
      > will ask why the US does not do anything about their misfortune.These are
      > the
      > same people that complain about taxes and how bad their lives actually
      are.
      >
      > If you receive this email, please pass it on to everyone in your address
      > book. I am not afraid or ashamed to speak my piece. I am an American, my
      > father fought for this country, and was willing to die for it. I am a
      > New Yorker, born and raised only miles from New York City. I know the
      > people, the city, and both are changed forever. I am a doctor, I
      understand
      > the
      > pain, suffering, and anguish they have.
      >
      > May God look down upon us and feel our sorrow and pain. For only He can
      > relieve it for us. For only He can stop the brutality that this world
      > holds.
      >
      > Dr. Steven Tomaselli Uvalde, Texas United States of America



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