Occam wrote:The invaders also have dragged god in to their messed up war. Bush called it a crusade almost from the beginning although it could be argued that he didn't know what he was saying. But it wasn't just Bush. Who can forget the words of Marine Colonel Brandl, "The enemy has got a face. He's called Satan. He lives in Falluja. And we're going to destroy him."
Awesome! Now how about you start quoteing what the common soldier has to say about Iraq? I wana see how many "religious fanitics" are on our side.His troops then barbecued the civilian occupants of the city with white phosphorus.
Oh? So where is the evidence supporting this? I know we use WP as an illumination round yet I could have sworn that the Army no longer uses Whisky Pete as an offensive weapon. Even if we did, I want to see the evidence that shows we used it STRICTLY against civilian targets.
I also want you to prove that the "civilians" we killed weren't insurgents who's weapons were taken by their surviving comrads.
Hell I want you to prove that we are purpously attacking civilians. When you're able to do that I want to see where you got your evidence from.
When you're able to do that, then you can state we Soldiers are "BBQing" civilians on purpose.It is true that most of the casualties in Iraq have been the result of civilian on civilian violence. It is not known how many have died in total, never mind how many were killed by the invading and occupying forces. What can be stated with certainty is that a Catholic (Blair) and a Methodist (Bush) ordered the bombing of targets that would result in collateral damage.
Again, show me evidence that these targets were strictly civilian. I want evidence that these targets had absolutly NO military value whatsoever.These acts were in breach of the UN Charter, the Geneva Convention and the 6th Commandment. Whether you believe these crimes were justifiable in order to stave off an immediate threat to our countries is irrelevent. The motivation for the invasion and destruction of Iraq should only be taken into consideration during sentencing.
Unless the targets were justified in which case your claim holds no water.Personally I do not think that either Blair or Bush were motivated by their religion to commit their attrocities.
What attrocities did they personaly have a hand in? IHowever, I am not certain that the wars would have had the popular backing of the American and British people if Iraqis were Christians.