The Kos commentator who told the story claims it will further diminish the reputation of the US on the international stage, but that seems to me to be just another example of Kossak naivete.
Real PATRIOTS know the world mocks us for our tenderness towards troublemakers. The Chinese, certainly--who are said by some to market the body parts of their executed felons--and probably the Iraqis (who hanged 24 people today at Abu Graib) too, and even likely our putative allies, the Israelis (who hold upwards of 5,000 alleged Palestinian nationalists in prisons in the Negev) scoff at our insanely delicate sensibilities when it comes to preserving the regime.
This new development in crowd control technology, along with the increased presidential control over the National Guards of the States (we NEED an Army of the Interior: no totalitarian, imperialistic State in history ever proceded without one), will demonstrate to our adversaries that the USo'fuckinA is prepared to do worse to its own citizens than it does to its conquests; or at least just as badly.
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