US in Iraq. Beyond clueless, beyond stupid

The U.S. military is investigating whether the kidnapping, killing and mutilation of two American soldiers was carried out in retaliation for an alleged rape and killing of an Iraqi woman by another member of the same unit three months earlier, a military official said today.

Here’s the appallingly clueless response from an unnamed US official.

“We are trying to find out if this hit on these three soldiers was a retribution for the rape and murder,” said the official. “I cannot fathom the audacity it would take to do such a complex attack. What sort of rage exists in the populace? Are they saying we aren’t going to take this from people who do this to our women?”

Golly, why would anyone want vegeneance if their mother/ wife/ sister/ daughter were raped by degenerates from an invading army? Who could even conceive such a thing could happen? Certainly not the US military…

Where does the military find these emotional cripples, devoid of normal emotion, stupid and uncaring beyond belief, not even capable of understanding why rape might cause people to become angry. Sickening.
[tags]Iraq rapes[/tags]

  • To be fair, you’re not going to be a caring sharing person in the army, because you’ve been trained to kill people.

    What’s scary is that they leave army people to investigate this stuff.

  • Bob

    In the following post the author details how virtually all the investigations began because other soldiers, sickened at what happened, went to the authorities.

    Also, he goes on to say, recruiting standards have dropped so low that many now are leaving the army because it’s no longer recognizable to them.

    I have two uncles, both retired colonels and sharply right-wing, who no doubt are wondering what happened to the Army and Marines they spent decades in.

  • Would you say that there’s a growing tendency to fail to recognise the humanity of America’s opponents (as evidenced, for example, in Guantanamo Bay with all that “illegal combatant” gubbins)?

  • Bob

    By the neocons and the Bushies, absolutely. They demonize whoever they can. Their ploy worked for a while. It’s not working any more.

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