In Reply to: Re: Ed Priebe should not have apologized posted by moreover on January 09, 2003 at 18:12:44:
Peter your post above explains your thoughts very clearly. Okay, I see what you're saying about the difference between reporting abuse truthfully and not being personally accountable for all the things that happen as a result, things beyond your control. Although I do understand Ed's remorse about having been part of what got the machinery rolling. He did advise them not to do intrusive examinations on the children/teens but they chose not to listen to him, but on the other hand these were the police of Argentina who were infamous around the world for the torture and disappearances of thousands of their own citizens.
It's a complex issue and as you pointed out is even more complex by the fact that young people like your own brother suffered under interrment. But just when you start to feel empathy for the Family side, that's when you remind yourself that many kids suffered horrible abuse, psychological, sexual and otherwise, at the hands of the Family in Argentina and Latin America. It's a complex issue and can't be argued simply.
My point above was that it would be unwise to use Argentina as a blueprint and continue doing raids in other countries. But you're right that this whole issue cannot be reduced to either black or white, either/or.