QUOTE (Domino @ May 12 2004, 03:21 PM)
Exactly!!! People should not forget it is a war, prisoners are taken, and not well treated, it is not their treatment that is the problem but the war itself. I am just sick of the overexposition of the treatment of those prisoners, the terrorists and sick minds are laughing up their @ss here. What I find really disgusting is those terrorists cutting the head of someone and using it as a pretext, when everyone knows that the ill treatment of the prisoners had nothing to do with their decision.
Agreed Domino, but on the other hand the US authorities would always point out that their army, their war is different, it is humanistic, liberating, etc. There is a great deal of hypocricy involved, everyone can now see that after all the US army is not much different than most other armies, and the US aggression is not much different than any other power's aggression. I think this is the main trouble in the US reality vs. US rhetoric.
As to beheading and other cruelties - that is much worse than US actions, there is no doubt about it. However, those fanatics live in the middle ages. They never hide or misrepresent what they do, they never parade as democrats, they are not hypocrites. Not that it justifies any of their actions but this difference should be pointed out.