Monday, April 12, 2004

Quote of the Day

"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."

--British officer in Iraq, quoted by Sean Rayment of the Telegraph (and cited by Juan Cole) (Rayment notes: "The phrase untermenschen - literally 'under-people' - was brought to prominence by Adolf Hitler in his book Mein Kampf, published in 1925.")

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