The only thing that bothers me is the nitwits that videotaped this and put it out to the masses.
This is not a war crime and the max they should get is 2 months forfeiture of 1/2 months pay, 2 weeks extra duty, and some BS sensitivity training.
@ER, in the majority of our wars, it has been 18-22 year olds that have done the bulk of the heavy lifting. Not that I am a Bush fan, but it has nothing to do with politics or any party. The problem lays in trying to have a fighting force, also do humanitarian missions, peace keeping, police, nation building etc. That is not their purpose.
Gen. Powell and others knew what was in the future and thats why they wanted no part of it. If you want to place the blame, then it should be on the fact all these boobs, dorks and idiots that are always yelling for war have not realized that time has moved on. Our "enemies" know this and have adapted.
On my last all expense paid vacation in 2003, the issue of attacking Iran came up. The final analysis is that the Iranians are 10 times more likely to take measures into their own hands for Allah, than the Iraqis. It was estimated that it would take us 20 years + to "subdue" Iran. How often do you hear that from these expert analysis? They are still stuck in the mindset that everyone loves America and when we announce we are coming the fighters will roll over and play dead.