It pretty clear that the government of America views Iraqis and Muslims as subhuman. For example – it was announced that a civilian contractor was going to be put on trial for “Assult” for his role in the “Abuses” at Abu Ghraib Prison.
This guy didn’t “abuse” or “assult” the prisoner. He tortured the prisoner by beating him, kicking him, and punching him till he dies. This guy tortured the man to death.
If that happened to an American – it would be murder. We would be calling it a war crime and we would seek the death penalty. But because he is an Iraqi – a beating to death becomes “abuse” rather than a horrific murder. You see – hilling an Iraqi and killing an American are two different things entirely. Killing an Iraqi doesn’t even generate the kind of outrage that someone abusing an American dog or cat would get.
Now – how is this different the beheadings of Americans? Well – beheadings are more grusome to look at when pictures are released. But a beheading is actually a lot less painful than being kicked to death. If I were the prisoner and I was given a choice between beheading and being kicked to death – I’d have to go with the beheading.
My point is – I’m not justifying the beheadings – I’m unjustifying the “abuses” of Iraqis that are really grusome murders. The American contractor is a war criminal and her should be turned over to the Iraqis for trial in Iraq for torture and murder. Not only should he face thise charges – but everyone who commanded him all the way up the chain of command should be put on trial for international war crimes – including General Sanchez – Rumsfield, and Bush. These are the people who ordered the rapes, torture, and murders.