Monday, March 23, 2009

This is Rich

Open mouth shock was my reaction when I read on Yahoo news that the U.S. Army has filed a criminal complaint in Iraq against 12 people who they believed was responsible for a May 2007 ambush. 7 U.S. soldiers were killed, 3 of whom were killed after they were captured.

I don’t know if I should laugh or cry at this. Even if we do not consider the fact this is war (an illegal war according to the United Nations to find WMD which did not exist), the U.S. Army filed the criminal complaint on the same day U.S President Barack Obama published three Bush-era memos that detail torture methods used by the U.S on top Al-Qaeda suspects.

So on one hand, the U.S Army is filing a criminal complaint against people who were fighting against an illegal war for killing their prisoners; and on the other hand, you are opening files stating that you are torturing prisoners you captured.

This is so strange and surreal, I have to wonder if this is a movie or in real-life. It like the pot calling the kettle black, snow complaining that ice is cold. Talk about rich.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The US has long believed in American exceptionalism. They see no moral equivalence in comparable actions by, say, Iran and the US.

Power leads to hubris; and hubris will lead to their downfall as an empire.

Do you think any other country would act differently if and when if finds itself in a position of preeminent power?