Fallujah Atrocity Slideshow
Thanks to Wretchard at Belmont Club for including this link in a post -- a slideshow of insurgent violations of the Law of War, atrocity and torture houses, videos of beheadings, etc. This seems to be a slideshow produced by the US military -- an excellent idea. In "The Soul of Battle" Victor Hanson notes that General Patton ordered his commandrs that every single man in the 3rd Army would visit Nazi atrocity sites so that each would have a story to tell about the evil of the enemy, and would be able to counter the arguments of those who doubted in the future. Says Patton, in a press conference in April, 1945:
"If any of you haven't visited the charnel house near here, you should go. It is the most horrible sight I have ever seen. We had as many soldiers as possible visit it, so as to know what kind of people they are fighting. I think they were duly impressed and I told them to tell their friends.And then, in a remark to his Chief of Staff, about Buchenwald:
The scenes witnessed there are beyond the normal mind to believe. No race except a people dominated by an ideology of sadism could have committed such gruesome crimes . . . It is a shame that more people cannot see these things, particularly politicians, who, after all, bring on wars, and doubly a shamethat they cannot be seen by those people back in our country . . . No race and no people other than those which are strictly sadists could committ crimes like these.I MEF should continue to allow as many reporters as possible to visit these scenes in Fallujah -- and soon enough no doubt similar scenes will be on view in the Triangle of Death as well.