The Democratic Underground Thread Of The Day: Was Killing Zarqawi A War Crime?

by John Hawkins | June 13, 2006 3:02 am

Over at the Democratic Underground, they’re still talking about the death of Zarqawi[1], in particular, the baseless accusation[2] that US troops beat him to death after he died.

Not every person in the thread agreed with the sentiments you’re about to read, but nevertheless, these comments provide a window into the liberal mindset that you may find elightening.

The thread started off with this post…

Little Star: Zarqawi killing a war crime????? If our soldiers did beat him to death after he was captured alive is that a war crime?

…and then went from there:

wtmusic: of course just like Abu Ghraib, Haditha, and how many others we’ll never know about.

xultar: Why should you dispense justice. What have Americans turned in to a bunch of justice giving jerks. Why does he get his execution without a f*cking trial? Even Saddam got a trial. Americans. Dishing out justice without a trial. Sounds pretty um…dictatorish to me.

peacebird: Last time I checked we were still a land of LAWS. He was (as evil as we believe him to be) still Innocent until proven guilty IN A COURT OF LAW. Period. No shortcuts allowed. Sorry – he was a bad guy but it only demeans us if we sink to his level, where murder is acceptable. We should have brought him to justice but instead we took the “expediant” (easy) route and dropped a couple half ton bombs. Did the half dozen others killed at the same time deserve death also? How much “collateral damage” is too much?

genie_weenie: Exactly when did the American “Justice” System treat anyone fairly? This is not a personal attack, sir. I don’t believe it is something we have devolved into, it’s always been that way. We are just fortunate items like the Heretic’s Fork, Pear of Anguish, Strappado and Judas Chair are no longer viewed as useful and justifiable items to interrogate and punish…

Kahuna: We will continue our hypocrital ways upon which our nation was founded. Don’t sound so surprised.

malaise: What’s one more war crime for these goons. To the Hague for Bushco

MrSlayer: If this Zarqawi character were real and this happened, I wouldn’t care. I just don’t believe he was a real guy, I think the whole thing is made up. But if he was real and they really got him and killed him by whatever method, why should I be outraged? He would be just as big a piece of sh*t as anyone, responsible for the deaths of many and I wouldn’t cry any tears for him. I’d say he got what was coming to him. But, again, I think the whole thing is nothing more than propaganda.

  1. they’re still talking about the death of Zarqawi:
  2. baseless accusation:

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