Some of you may know that I once walked out of a Quentin Tarantino movie because it was not violent enough.
It was 'From Dusk till Dawn', and the 'bad criminal' brother had just done something abominable. If the 'good criminal' brother had immediately shot him in the groin, and then in each kneecap, and the camera had lingered on his death agonies as he slowly thrashed about in a pool of his own blood, I would have stayed in the cinema. But his abominable deed went unpunished, so I left.
Unfortunately I cannot walk out of the world. Neither can I stop supporting the continued United States presence in Iraq- no alternative option has been canvassed by anyone that is not ludicrously stupid. I only hope that the United States will be violent enough. I would like to see immediate courts martial of the marines involved in the Haditha atrocities, followed by immediate executions. It would not be a bad idea to take a leaf from the Israeli book, and further punish these terrorists by dynamiting their family homes back in the United States. For these Americans are terrorists: deliberate users of lethal force against civilians for political ends. They should be dealt with swiftly and ruthlessly to show the world that American rhetoric means something.