Why They Hate Us

Horrible.

WASHINGTON – A veteran of the fighting in Iraq is facing federal criminal charges in connection with the killing of an Iraqi woman and members of her family.

Steven Green, who has been discharged from the Army, was arrested in recent days in North Carolina, two federal law enforcement officials said Monday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the case against Green have not been made public.

The U.S. military is investigating up to five soldiers in the March rape and killing of a woman in Mahmoudiya and three of her relatives.

Every time I post up something like this, there’s always somebody in the wingersphere who comes back with “yeah, well, Saddam did much worse” or “hey, we’re not as bad as Hitler” or “things happen and eggs get broken so we could half-make the omelette and then force-feed it to you” or “you should have seen the mass grave I saw on the Discovery Channel once.”

And I really would like to know when our national image, the picture these patriotic keyboarders want to project to the world, became We Suck The Least.

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