Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Lesser of two evils...

Is Iraq a better place now that the US has performed their 'liberation'?

I really do wonder after reading the following article:
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — One of the U.S. soldiers accused of raping and killing an Iraqi and slaying her family told investigators that after the killings he poured kerosene on the girl’s bullet-ridden body, according to testimony Monday in a military hearing.

In an interview with the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigative Division in June, Spec. James P. Barker, 23, said that he held the girl down while she was raped by another soldier, Sgt. Paul Cortez, during an incident in March in Mahmoudiya, according to testimony from CID Special Agent Benjamin Bierce.

Barker said that he then attempted to rape the girl himself, before she was shot to death by former Pfc. Steven D. Green, Bierce said.

Are Iraqis so abhorent that both Saddam and USians feel the need to kill them for no reason? Well, Saddam had a reason, he generally saw them as a threat. The US troops see them as playthings and cannon fodder.

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