Monday, January 21, 2008

Dead Souls: The Pentagon Plan to Create Remorseless "Warfighters"

http://www.chris-floyd.com/Articles/Articles/Dead_Souls:_The_Pentagon_Plan_to_Create_Remorseless_%22Warfighters%22/

"But is it moral to weaken memories of horrendous acts a person has committed? Some would say that there is no difference between offering injured soldiers penicillin to prevent an infection and giving a drug that prevents them from suffering from a posttraumatic stress injury for the rest of their lives. Others, like Leon Kass, former chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics, object to propranolol's use on the grounds that it medicates away one's conscience...Barry Romo, a national coordinator for Vietnam Veterans Against the War, is even more blunt. "That's the devil pill," he says. "That's the monster pill, the anti-morality pill. That's the pill that can make men and women do anything and think they can get away with it. Even if it doesn't work, what's scary is that a young soldier could believe it will."

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