Saturday, June 03, 2006

We are worried about the increase of "mistakes"

The newly-elected prime minister of Iraq, Nuri al-Maliki, vowing to investigate the deaths of Iraqi civilians in what might be a vengeance killing by American troops in Haditha, is none too happy about the presence of US troops in Iraq, and is reported to have set a timetable for complete control of internal security by Iraqi forces within eighteen months.

As to the tactics of the occupying American ground forces and the seeming increase of 'collateral damages,' he told the Times of India, "I am not saying that they are intentional. But it is worrying for us ... We are worried about the increase of 'mistakes'."


steven edward streight said...

Born in Ft. Knox Army hospital, delivered by a Colonel, to my father a First Lieutenant, raised military style, I am Pacifist Ethical Anarchist Pacifist Immmaterialist.

As pacifist, I see how militaries attract the worst kind of human being, the brutal, sadistic, and weak-willed, those easy to command and indoctrinate, the idealistic and the young.

Militarism then inculcates its own form of stiff arrogance. You have to be pretty arrogant to decide God is on your murderous side, that there is Just War (also Just Torture, Just Rape, and Just Revenge Killing of Innocents).

This is why humanity must one day be free from all government, religion, and business tyranny.

And this will occur, sooner rather than later.

G. Randy Primm said...

good grief, a p.e.a.p.i.?

did you have to register for that? are there dues?

seriously, though, i take your point.