Dhim·wit (dïm-wît) - A non-Muslim member of a free society who unwittingly abets the stated cause of Islamic domination. A dhimwit is always quick to extend sympathy to the very enemy that would take away his or her own freedom (or life) if given the opportunity.
...The Guardian has analysed the 400,000 documents, the biggest leak in US military history, and found 15,000 previously unreported civilian deaths. The logs show how US authorities failed to investigate hundreds of reports of abuse, torture, rape and murder by Iraqi police and soldiers whose conduct appears to be systematic and generally unpunished. Nowak said that if the files released through WikiLeaks pointed to clear violations of the UN Convention Against Torture the Obama administration had an obligation to investigate them.Quote has been trimmed
The logs paint a disturbing picture of the relationship between US and Iraqi forces. Nowak said that UN human rights agreements obliged states to criminalise every form of torture, whether directly or indirectly, and to investigate any allegations of abuse....
Iraq war logs: UN calls on Obama to investigate human rights abuses | World news | guardian.co.uk
Iraq War Logs: What the numbers reveal
* The Iraq War Logs contain an estimated 15,000
previously unknown civilian deaths.
* The majority of these new deaths come from small
incidents of one to three deaths.
* Additionally, IBC calculates that over 150,000
violent deaths have been recorded since March 2003,
with more than 122,000 (80%) of them civilian.
...THE DEAD BODY OF A DECEASED LOCAL NATIONAL FEMALE. SHE HAD VISIBLE SIGNS OF TORTURE, HER HANDS WERE TIED BEHIND HER BACK, AND HER FACE APPEARED TO BE TOTALLY GONE. THIS WAS PROBABLY DONE TO HINDER THE IDENTIFICATION OF HER BODY. HER PANTS WERE PULLED DOWN AROUND HER KNEES WHICH INDICATED THE POSSIBILITY OF RAPE...
(CRIMINAL EVENT) MURDER(Other) RPT BY /___ IVO BAGHDAD (ZONE ): ___ CIV KIA -- Iraq War Logs (external - login to view)
Most of the world`s civilized population would like nothing other than to see Bush & Co. pay for thier crimes.
Americans may have conveniently `forgotten` and swept thier leaders war-crimes under the rug but victim`s family members havn`t.
Just a matter of time when once again, America is `reminded`.
Regardless of whether one believes these documents should have been made public or not, now that they have, democratic discussion of what they reveal is necessary and appropriate.
The party line is that a couple of hijacked planes killing less than 1% of the population (who were coincidentally mostly in the wealthiest class) constituted a threat to national security. Consequently, the appropriate response was to invade any states that harboured individuals of a similar ilk to those instigators. We're apparently receiving word now that this was a dumb thing to do.
At the time we thought he had WMD, after all he had used them against Iran and his so called people.
We just didn't like Saddam and his goverment.
Saddam was a bad guy killing his own.
Saddam was a tyrannical tyrant killing Kurds for a hobby.
Saddam tried killing Daddy.
Pick a reason all are valid to the individual.
Regarding the original post/link, the helicopter crew contacted a lawyer before firing. I would call that being quite serious about the legalities of war.
On a side note, has anyone noticed these wikileak and rawwhatever sites aren't controlled by the US government? That's gotta be a big blow to the conspiracy theorists who contend the government runs and controls all communication. Or are they counter intelligence gimmicks? Either, or, it can't be both.