After all the condemnation of Saddam Husseins Regime's human rights records, the US puts the life of an innocent Iraqi - and the undertaking of a war
crime - at 18 months in prison on a plea bargain.
When they failed to find him the men became frustrated and dragged a disabled grandfather from his home, bound and beat him and then shot him to
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This will attract passionate responses from both sides of the argument I'm sure, but the fact remains that this action implies the US does not see
the life of an Iraqi as worth more than 18 months in jail.
And, while the US legal system and military should be appluaded for bringing the case into the cold light of day, the fact remains that this was a war
crime of the most despicable nature - one that rivals the actions of the regime the US sought to replace in Iraq.
And whilst this can be seen as an "isolated" incident in some respects (although Abu Grahib comes to mind -as does the recent conviction of a US
marine for raping a 14 year old girl) , outside observers must wonder what other atrocities have been committed in bringing "freedom" to Iraq
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