I have never cried while reading the paper, until today. It astounds me to see how much hate, bitterness and pride fills our world. To see fellow human beings being tortured and abused and to hear Americans say essentially, "They started it," breaks my heart.

I simply do not understand why we all can't just lay down our weapons and treat one another with dignity and respect. To justify the inhumane treatment of our brothers and sisters by saying "America is owed an apology" undermines any attempt at diplomacy and peace.

Emily Gibbins

Salt Lake City