And the US government and military claim that their upholding the Geneva Convention. Hmmm… Lets see – Clause 1.
To this end the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the above-mentioned persons:
(a) Violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture;
(b) Taking of hostages;
(c) Outrages upon personal dignity, in particular, humiliating and degrading treatment;
Is it any wonder the administration came up with that wonderful term “enemy combattants”. (Now, of course, Iraqi combattants have failed point (b), and arguably point (c) – but this is no excuse – all sides of the conflict should uphold these conventions).
More on the realities of war [CAUTION: disturbing images] over at AmericanDynamics.