The women cry tears unseen. The men more fortunate are dead, home in the ground. The less lucky, the tortured, and the disappeared hang in the sky, the blurs of eyes black, somewhere below the clouds. The women wash them, the bodies of memory are washed with tears, the tears the women let no one else see. The women’s tears fall below clouds and never reach the ground.
THE HERETIK HAS A HOPE in this forsaken fouled air that one good man might speak even as men of power don’t listen. Some day history may look back on the day at the Pentagon when somebody spoke up for who we are.
GEN. PACE: It is absolutely the responsibility of every U.S. service member, if they see inhumane treatment being conducted, to intervene to stop it. As an example of how to do it if you don't see it happening but you're told about it is exactly what happened a couple weeks ago. There's a report from an Iraqi to a U.S. commander that there was possibility of inhumane treatment in a particular facility. That U.S. commander got together with his Iraqi counterparts. They went together to the facility, found what they found, reported it to the Iraqi government, and the Iraqi government has taken ownership of that problem and is investigating it. So they did exactly what they should have done. SEC. RUMSFELD: But I don't think you mean they have an obligation to physically stop it; it's to report it. GEN. PACE: If they are physically present when inhumane treatment is taking place, sir, they have an obligation to try to stop it.
WE AMERICANS KNOWwho we are and what we stand for. Some may have forgotten. A civilization cannot be defended by the devil without the stain of darkness forever having governance of the sky. No one need kneel in darkness when others hold up a light.