Sorry to interject, I'm as curious as anyone as to how WMD continue to elude detection by the US forces after their takeover/liberation of Iraq.
But, in the Tuskegee Incident, no one was "injected" with syphilis.
Men diagnosed with syphilis were simply not told and were marked for follow-up to track the disease, based on race.
It was a disgusting and vile project that led to unnecessary deaths, the actions of all involved were abhorent, and need no embellishment.
I apologize. You are absolutely correct. In the heat of the moment while typing a passionate post I wrote something that was incorrect and misleading.
While the United States government never injected people with syphilis..the reality of what happened was far worse.
To be mislead by physicians who knowingly give you a misdiagnosis of "having bad blood" when they knew it to be syphilis, and given a placebo in order to track the effects of syphilis as it ravaged the patient's bodies... instead of treating it properly with penicillin... is INHUMANE and UNTHINKABLE.
At the very same time Americans were participating in war tribunals at Nuremberg criticizing the Nazis for their inhumane treatment of individuals without their consent, American physicians were doing the very same thing on United States soil... that is conducting experiments on PEOPLE without their knowledge.
The United States government is guilty of just as many atrocities as any other government, if not more so when considering Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and other events. Yet for some reason United States politicians like to claim the moral ground when giving their rationale for taking action.
I must respectfully disagree with your statement. You are desperately trying to defend the indefensible. Colin Powell marched in front of the United Nations and provided so-called evidence that they were certain beyond any doubt whatsoever that the Iraqi government was developing Weapons of Mass Destruction. If the United States intelligence was so effective so as to take satellite imagery of locations believed to be factories for production, even going as far to provide detailed photographs demonstrating how they changed from day to day... yet now that the United States has TOTAL DOMINANCE of the sovereign state of Iraq, and can go as they please throughout the country, and in a matter of weeks is UNABLE to FIND ANYTHING.. when prior to the war they justified the very conflict by stating they KNEW the Iraqis have weapons, and they had the intelligence to provide evidence... who really is being duped here?
It is no coincidence that Halliburton and other oil companies with ties to Cheney and Bush are getting contracts worth billions of dollars.
It is no coincidence that Bush wanted this war because of the humiliation of his father (not to mention Hussein attempted to assassinate George H.W. Bush) and a desire to finish what his father did not 12 years ago.
It is no coincidence of all members of the "Axis of Evil", Iraq was the smallest threat and yet Bush went after them anyway... he had a vendetta.
A politician should not use his office and taxpayer money to wage personal wars. If a country had the capacity and invaded and conquered the United States because the foreign invaders intelligence stated they were without a doubt developing weapons, and yet after the war no weapons were found.. would you be so quick to defend that course of action? After all, the remaining premise was that Hussein was a tyrannical dictator who gassed his own people.. the United States government has done the same. In fact, as governor, George W. Bush is the RECORDHOLDER for the most EXECUTIONS of HIS OWN CITIZENS. While Illinois and other states have issued a moratorium on the death sentence because DNA evidence was proving that some men to be executed were in fact INNOCENT.. did Bush ever show clemency or take the time to realize something was wrong with the system? NO. Texas accounts for more than one-third of the 835 executions in the United States since 1976, when the death penalty resumed under a Supreme Court ruling. Virginia is a distant second with 87. Under George W. Bush's tenure, he set a RECORD of 152 executions in 5 years as Texas Governor. This averages 30 executions a year, or 2.5 executions a month.
KILL THEM ALL was his course of action.
and although some Bush defenders may find this site offensive, I got a good laugh out of it:
Not to veer off topic (which is exactly what I did) but to label other countries as vile and evil and somehow believe the United States or George W. Bush as morally superior or rightfully has the position of defender of justice for all is hogwash.