Here we go again! Another brain-washed liberal who thinks that our U. S. military is just a bunch of trained killers.
Mr. James Hoover alleges that our soldiers are given aggression training so they will be more willing to kill the enemy. (He doesn't even acknowledge that's why we have a military in the first place.) In Vietnam, I learned that somebody out there was trying to kill me and that I should do it to him first. Mr. Hoover also fantasizes that only "Republican officers run our military" in "selfish and exploitative" ways. That is quite a stretch, what with Congress doing the exploitation and overseeing the military.
Categorizing the punishment of Iraqi prisoners as atrocities comes right out of the liberal media's playbook. If Mr. Hoover wants to place blame for that behavior somewhere, then he should view the horrific images of brutality, destruction, and death in video games and movies marketed to our young people today. A recent movie, "Kill Bill," depicts rapes, beatings, severed limbs, etc., and was very popular with teenagers.