I got your counterinsurgency manual right here

The Pentagon survey found that less than half the troops in Iraq thought Iraqi civilians should be treated with dignity and respect. More than a third believed that torture was acceptable if it helped save the life of a fellow soldier or if it helped get information about the insurgents. About 10% of those surveyed said they had actually mistreated Iraqi civilians by hitting or kicking them, or had damaged their property when it was not necessary to do so.

BBC NEWS | Middle East | US Iraq troops ‘condone torture’

Whether we should have gone in the first place is a well worn topic. This however is a reason why we shouldn’t be there anymore. This is how you create ill-will, enemies, and ultimately… terrorists.

Give the gift of words.