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?