Images of War

We see the Iraqi attacks on civilian contractors get national exposure. Now the US gets the same treatment.

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.