Thursday, October 20, 2005

US Soldiers Accused of Burning Taleban Fighters' Corpses

BBC NEWS Article
It's tough to be America.
Assume for a minute that this report is true and that US soldiers did indeed desecrate the corpses of these Taleban fighters. Just assume it is true.
A person should be outraged at such an act as it breaks all the rules of conflict.
But, my oh my, where is similar outrage at Muslim radicals who swoop innocent female civilian aid workers off the street and proceed to slit their throats on video!
I am not a pundit or brilliant social commentator, but one cannot help but notice that the US gets way more public "spankings" (at least in MSM) than anybody else. The tone and rhetoric reserved for the most powerful nation in the world is unbelievable.
Of course, I am NOT condoning the actions of these soldiers. They are repugnant! But so is a lot of other stuff done in the world and we ought to see the same level of condemnation for that.