Saturday, May 05, 2007

The troops on torture and murder

WASHINGTON In a survey of U.S. troops in combat in Iraq, less than half of Marines soldiers said they feel they should treat noncombatants with respect. Only about a half said they would report a member of their unit for killing or wounding an innocent civilian.

More than 40 percent support the idea of torture in some cases, and 10 percent reported personally abusing Iraqi civilians, the Pentagon said Friday in what it called its first ethics study of troops at the war front. Units exposed to the most combat were chosen for the study, officials said.

1 comment:

bruce said...

Ignoring the fact that we teach our troops to kill and enjoy it because that is what modern warfare is all about, how do we bring them home to a society that doesn’t even know what they did? We have no participation in this war, we can’t even understand what they did. The ones that aren’t injured, maimed and mentally tortured? We have no realistic system in place for them and what they did. They put their lives on the line and it fucked their minds and we have nothing for them. That’s wrong.

As a society we have lost the meaning of humanity, it all comes down to theory for us.

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