More torrid pictures/videos, this time showing a US citizen being beheaded by Arab militants. And we have to wait for more photos and videos from Iraq – this is getting very bad.
This is shocking stuff, carried out apparently in revenge for the treatment of Iraqi prisoners.
Some curious remarks by the White House:
“It shows the true nature of the enemies of freedom,” said White House spokesman Scott McClellan.
“They have no regard for the lives of innocent men, women and children. We will pursue those who are responsible and bring them to justice.”
“The lives of innocent men”. Hm. That does not have quite the same ring to it following the death of dozens of Iraqi prisoners, who were never tried or found guilty of anything. Who are the enemies of freedom?
My sincere sympathies go to the family of Nick Berg in Philly, a city I visited once.