You don't need to look far to see continued evidence of humiliation, dehumanization and flat out cruelty inflicted on the Iraqi people (even children, the future Jihadists). It doesn't take a huge media outlet to break the news these days, as it did with Abu Ghraib prison.
No, all you need to do is look to YouTube, and you will find plenty of evidence, much of it created by America's finest. Instead of doing the work we sent them to do, some troops (not all, but enough to give the entire Army and all of America a black eye despite the good work of the many)... some troops get a real kick out inflicting pain on others.
Here's an example of what I mean. It's one of the more tame examples, but its just flat out mean. These are not the troops that I want representing me in Iraq.
We didn't have YouTube when the war in Iraq began. In the past, such "home videos" were written off as unique, unusual, not normal. In the past, this kind of stuff could be dismissed as just "kids" goofing round, after a hard day of being shot at.
But just surf around YouTube for awhile, and you will find plenty of material, created by America's Finest themselves, that may begin to change your mind. How often does this happen? 1% of the time? 50% of the time? We don't know, but we do know that it happens. It happens often enough that many, many hours of it appear on YouTube. We also know that some soldier's really enjoy taping their cruelty and sharing it with others, as though they are proud of what they are doing.
What the hell is George Bush really doing in Iraq?