You've conflated a number of, in my opinion, quite different points, I've picked out precisely what I want to respond to. I dont believe that I've misread you, I've tried to get you to think about what you're typing here, its nothing personal but its an error that I see you persisting in with this second post in the same vein.
From his present state, ie being comatose, you infer that he is an honest man and his previous reports are accurate and to be trusted, am I correct?
OK, I tell you I am soaking wet, does that mean I've been swimming in the ocean? Well, it could as easily mean I've been in the shower, the point is that you dont have the information from the objective fact of being soaking wet to infer anything more with accuracy.
I understand that this is what you believe. I dont agree.What you're reading as sympathy is actually objectivity.
I don't think anyone deserves to be tortured or raped, even those who have tortured or raped someone themselves. Of course what he did was abhorrent. Sexual abuse should not be dealt with lightly. His prison sentence was the proper consequence- if it wasn't long enough, then we should be working towards stronger consequences under the law. The prison guards who allowed, encouraged, and even perpetrated further inhumane treatment took it upon themselves to punish him outside the law. That shouldn't be dealt with lightly, either.[/QUOTE]
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that this is your point of depature for the posts you've made in this thread, you began with this and reasoned backward, your feeling that abuses are terrible and should not be perpetrated have lead to you reaching conclusions about what has actually happened here without I believe the complete evidence.
I'm much more inclined to reserve judgement. Given what I know to be an objective fact about the character of the guy presently in a coma.