Their behavior was in violation of their orders, international law, and the civilized values of the United States. Far from apologizing for these atrocities or attempting to make amends, the United States government has in the past five years added insult to injury.
Donald Rumsfeld, then secretary of defense and the official responsible for the actions of the troops, repeatedly attempted to trivialize what had occurred with inane public statements like “democracy is messy” and “stuff happens.” >>>>>
Democracy is something very misidentified. For this reason, it is no different than how Westerners wrongfully perceive and/or propogate the term jihad.
Jihad is led to believe that it is an act that is bad, partially because some people misuse the concept; and in a greater sense, because those against Islam want to re-coin the term.
Ideally, democracy seems to be a generous concept with intentions of allowing for the considerations of the populace. However, aside from ever having it fully practiced, many use it as a badge of entitlement to go against the very ideals democracy stands for as they are plundering those who can’t afford the badge.