2004-04-14

Kritik am US-Vorgehen gegen "Untermenschen" im Irak

--- Britische Offiziere m�gen sich nicht mit dem harten Kurs der US-Armee im Irak anfreunden: Senior British commanders have condemned American military tactics in Iraq as heavy-handed and disproportionate. One senior Army officer told The Telegraph that America's aggressive methods were causing friction among allied commanders and that there was a growing sense of "unease and frustration" among the British high command. ... Speaking from his base in southern Iraq, the officer said: "My view and the view of the British chain of command is that the Americans' use of violence is not proportionate and is over-responsive to the threat they are facing. They don't see the Iraqi people the way we see them. They view them as untermenschen. They are not concerned about the Iraqi loss of life in the way the British are. Their attitude towards the Iraqis is tragic, it's awful. ... "The US will have to abandon the sledgehammer-to-crack-a-nut approach - it has failed," he said. "They need to stop viewing every Iraqi, every Arab as the enemy and attempt to win the hearts and minds of the people. Auch britische Diplomaten haben inzwischen nachgelegt. Sie halten die US-Linie im Irak f�r "naiv".

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