Without a doubt, to those of us within the American shores, we shrink and are embarrassed by the pictures plastered all over the news, every media outlet and chat source... but... A very small percentage of us have experienced the military and fewer still WAR. I have never known the military. I have known those that have served in the military, but never have been enlisted myself. My perspective.... The military is neither civilian nor government. They are an island unto themselves to a large extent. They are in effect there own society; making their rules, their laws, administering their own justice. I like it that way, it keeps us free. Likely no one reading this has been in a foxhole and seen their buddies head blown off by the enemy. Maybe this same buddy saved their very own life the day before. To the military, this enemy all looks alike, Iraqi. Each one in captivity is representative of the countless enemy in the country side. A car bomb goes off at a checkpoint and kills 7 Americans, this Iraqi in captivity is the representative. Is that fair? No, but who said war is fair? Are they being tortured in these pictures? More humiliation than torture I am sure. I hate the humiliation. We dont show the American dead. Its a policy or law or something. But they are killing us when the opportunity presents itself. When they do, humiliation wont usually do. They, the enemy, will cut, mutilate, drag throughout a city, have a party over an event. We never see that, see what is done to us. But it happens. I am not justifying these pictures, but we have no idea of the emotion and feeling troops go through during wartime. We are so removed on CNN and Fox from our living rooms. My dad was in WWII. I took him purposely to see Saving Private Ryan with me. He shed a couple of tears, something I had never seen in my 42 years of life. So, to hell with Iraq, to hell with the middle east and all militant muslims. If things bog down, pave Baghdad, and send THOSE pictures to Syria and Lebanon and SAUDI ARABIA. Then come home and declare victory.