The Pentagon has said the murders have damages America's image in the rest of the world Gee, Ya think. ??
but it has been damaged with earlier atrocities too. There is no repair for such atrocities. No matter who commits them. There is no preferential treatment of one over another. An atrocity is an atrocity. and must be legally handled on its own lack of merit.
A US soldier accused of killing Afghan civilians and keeping their remains as war trophies is to face military trial.
It is alleged that Staff Sgt Calvin Gibbs, 26, was the ringleader of a "kill team" that included four other soldiers who carried out the killings.
The trial, held in Washington state, involves some of the most serious allegations of atrocities committed by US soldiers in Afghanistan.
If convicted, Sgt Gibbs could face life in prison without parole.
Sgt Gibbs, from Billings, Montana, has been charged with three counts of premeditated murder as well as cutting fingers off dead bodies.
BBC News - 'Kill team' leader Calvin Gibbs tried for Afghan deaths (external - login to view)
Didn't a poster try to make a case about another nations barbarism by claiming that fingers etc were cut off? One does not have to look to other nations to see that barbarism exists right in your own back yard. being an "american" does not exempt one from the law. (any more than one can excempt the premeditated MURDERS of OBL and Gaddhafi. At least the Libyan gov't is going to investigate that barbarism. Nothing so far about the targetted assassination of OBL.
The POINT is.......IF the 'west" is to be an example of true democracy, legal process, humanitarianism and a respecting agent of human rights..........it is going about it in a crazy way. Ugly precidents have been set.
And NO .....folks can't keep using 9-11 to justify their atrocities and vengeful conduct. It is totally irresponsible. Spain, the UK and other targetted areas of terrorism......handled the crimes of terrorism much more maturely and effectively. Without over reacting with high noon drama as if they were the only ones that have been insulted.