The humanitarian group Human Rights Watch says that Us troops are using indiscriminate force against iraqi civilians.
Basically it seems the army is doing little to investigate cases where unlawful killing of iraqi citizens may have taken place. This is widening the gap between U.S occupying forces and the iraqi people. In the end this only helps to foster iraqi animosity towards U.S troops, certainly not somehting that will be helping the current situation there.
The report also points to a very wide cultural gap between U.S troops and iraqi’s which is causing increasing problems. One example is the US soldier’s tactic of placing his booted foot on the head of iraqi citizens while they ar eon the ground. This is a a grave insult to iraqi’s in a cultural sense. They don’t know that U.S troops do not realize this, and think they are doing this on purpose to humilate them.
So I guess the debate is: Is the US army doing enough to investigate these possible illegal killings?
Is the U.S army sending the message to troops that they can do whatever they want and fear no repercussions?
And is the U.S media biased when it comes to iraqi civilian deaths, focusing on U.S casulaties a lot more?