Wednesday, June 21, 2006

It's So Exhausting

What does the other side think passes for logic? It is, of course, awful that two PFCs were brutally murdered in Iraq. No one wishes that on any of our troops.

But do these people understand that when you go to war, there are consequences? That when a country that lives under the rule of law explicitly rejects international conventions in a time of conflict, it's not exactly reality-based to expect the other side--regardless of the semantic definition of the conflict--to observe the same conventions? Especially when you have, in theory, gone to conflict to make the other side live under the rule of law?

Sigh.

4 comments:

ilse said...

Why do you hate America?

Kimmah said...

Ha! You used think, logic, understand, and reality-based in there. Clearly, you've forgotten of whom you speak.

Sasha said...

They didn't mind when 2500 GIs got killed. They didn't mind when 20-40 thousand were wounded in combat. They didn't mind when 40,000 to 100,000 Iraqis were killed. But they throw some kind of royal shit-fit about two who were captured and tortured?

Seems like they're having a huge problem being reality-based.

Kimmah said...

I can't believe the liberal slant of the media that is reporting the death of the two dead. I mean, I thought we were only supposed to hear about the good and the light?