The United States is responsible for the conduct and the supervision of its soldiers. And it looks like the culture of the war, and the conduct of our soldiers, is a disgrace. Here is a photo from the burning of killed “enemy combatants” for public display.
From transcripts of the original Australian broadcast:
Reporter: At the top of the hills above the village the soldiers have taken the tactics of psychological warfare to a grotesque and disturbing extreme. US soldiers have set fire to the bodies of the two Taliban killed the night before. The burning of the corpses and the fact that they’ve been laid out facing Mecca is a deliberate desecration of Muslim beliefs.
Soldier: Wow, look at the blood coming out of the mouth on that one, fucking straight death metal.
Reporter: PsyOps specialist Sergeant Jim Baker then broadcast an inflammatory message over the loudspeakers in order to taunt and bait the enemy. Source
We are either bound by the rule of civilized law or we are not. When we invade other countries we have the absolute responsbility to do so (yes, I know that there’s a paradox here) in a civilized and lawful manner.
Cross posted at Political Porn