1. Iraq is a forgotten conflict only if you make it that way. If you live anywhere near a military town or know any reservists, you can't forget Iraq. 2. How is the atrocity of a soldiers gang-raping an Iraqi girl any worse than gang rapes that occur every day in US cities? I agree it's terrible, but don't act so shocked. Does the military let some people in with less than perfect judgement? Sure, but since Iraq is killing so many troops every day, less people want to sign up, and they're forced to take some less-than-perfect soldiers over there. Please only pass judgement after you've walked a mile in their shoes -- AKA volunteer for the military or convince the US govt to bring our troops home.
one difference that these soldiers, assuming they guilty, done much to tarnish u.s. in eyes of entire world. so has bush, and julie wish ame degree of accountability for him.