December 12, 2004

Murder an Iraqi, Get 3 Years

How many years would you spend in jail if you murdered a US President? A lot more than three years, I'll bet. As George Orwell wrote, "some are more equal than others."

The US media cannot even bring themselves to report this disgraceful story properly. Of course, it has to be "balanced" like this:
A U.S. soldier was sentenced to three years in prison for killing a severely wounded Iraqi teenager, the military said Saturday, while insurgents staged attacks in several cities, killing at least 10 Iraqis, including three police colonels, and wounding 14 U.S. soldiers.
Yeah, let's keep it all in perspective. You invade a country and your soldiers walk around murdering unarmed Iraqis, but THEY ARE THE BAD GUYS. They have to be the bad guys, because otherwise WE are the bad guys - and we don't dare look into that moral abyss, lest the abyss stare back at our empty souls.

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