It's odd, isn't it? We go to extensive lengths to provide Jeffrey Dahmer, the psychopath who killed people and ate them, a fair trial, yet could care less if people accidently picked up in the wrong place at the wrong time in Iraq get broom sticks shoved up their ass or a bullet in the head out in the desert. At the same time, we hear of how our politicians felt a terrible moral dilemma when faced with the possibility of having to shoot down a plane-full of innocent Americans in order to save the politicians in the Whitehouse, yet the same people feel no moral compunctions whatsoever about bombing a city-block in Iraq to kill a handfull of insurgents. I realize that we have many intelligent people in the Bush administration. Did one of these geniuses, by any chance, calculate the relative value of an American versus an Iraqi or a South American life? Is it 100 to 1 or perhaps 200 to 1? Do the numbers depend on the color of the skin or the geographic proximity? Is religion also factored in? Or perhaps, GDP has something to do with it? At any rate, I'm sure glad that we spent millions of dollars of our tax dollars on trials for poor ol' Jeffrey. Them Iraqis, on the other hand, they're guilty of being brown, believing in something other than Christianity, and being in the wrong place on the globe. They've violated our Three Strikes laws, don't you think?
For a little bit of perspective on the numbers killed, I'd recommend the Democracy for California's post Hey George, how many kids did you kill today?