A bloody mess of our own devising

April 16th, 2004 – 7:50 pm
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A recent interview with a British “senior Army officer” indicated that our allies are not at all happy with our conduct in Iraq, no matter what Prime Minister Blair might think.

Speaking from his base in southern Iraq, the officer said: “My view and the view of the British chain of command is that the Americans’ use of violence is not proportionate and is over-responsive to the threat they are facing. They don’t see the Iraqi people the way we see them. They view them as untermenschen. They are not concerned about the Iraqi loss of life in the way the British are. Their attitude towards the Iraqis is tragic, it’s awful.

“The US troops view things in very simplistic terms. It seems hard for them to reconcile subtleties between who supports what and who doesn’t in Iraq. It’s easier for their soldiers to group all Iraqis as the bad guys. As far as they are concerned Iraq is bandit country and everybody is out to kill them.”

So apprarently we’re bringing democracy to Iraq by indiscrimnately killing more Iraqis. It’s the sort of thing that makes people all over the world love us so.

[via Progressive Review/Undernews]

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