Because the U.S. is the only place in the world where people sue eachother. I don't think any other country has suits filed from person to person. Oh yeah, and they're not a democracy to boot.NYY said:
does ne1 even back us ne-way? we only have like wut? england with us watching our backs in iraq? all our other "allies" arent helping us even though we help themJTUntouchable said:The RoE is pretty lame... But we can't forget about our helicopter crashes... so the RoE can't be the reason for all 1,500. Anyways, the point of the RoE is for public relations. You think other nations would back us if they saw dead civilians and children all over the street. The RoE are decent, but not for the setting they're in right now. It's hard to distinguish soldier from civilian, which is what makes the RoE so unreasonable. It sucks, but again... public relations. It can't be us vs. the world.
And I just read that article a little closer... the whole conspiracy to murder with 2 other soldiers... THAT'S not ok. You go to federal for 25-life here for that. 3 years has him getting off easy in comparison.
There's a difference in backing us, and not being hostile towards us. Like, if there were dead civilians and kids... we're not doing a good job of "liberating" those people. This war is a PR campaign, so we're trying to make it look like we're going in with dignity. If other nations saw some nasty atrocities... they may go from neutral, to oppossed... which is the last thing we need.dudeus000 said:does ne1 even back us ne-way? we only have like wut? england with us watching our backs in iraq? all our other "allies" arent helping us even though we help them
JTUntouchable said:Oh yeah, and in general, people aroudn there don't take it as hard. In the book I was reading, there was a part where some soldiers opened up on a truck whent hey were gaurding a bridge in Iraq. When they approached, there were two men alive, and a girl sleeping in the back. When they picked up the girl, the whole top of her head fell off... One guy was the father, he just picked her up and walked away.