It seems the U.S. is once again rearing its ugly, racist, fascist head by refusing to allow insurgents to recruit young boys for Jihad duty in Iraq:
A total of 2,500 youths under the age of 18 have been detained, almost all in Iraq, for periods up to a year or more in President George W. Bush's anti-terrorism campaign since 2002, the United States reported last week to the U.N.'s Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Civil liberties groups such as the International Justice Network and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) denounced the detentions as abhorrent, and a violation of U.S. treaty obligations.
But, I suppose, leaving these brainwashed hellions on the battlefields to be killed or used as human shields wouldn't be "abhorrent"... It is much more humane, in the ACLU's opinion, to allow these youngsters to die as martyrs than to find themselves detained in
an American detainment camp with 3 squares and a clean bed the Great Satan's prisons of doom and torture.
In the periodic report to the United Nations on U.S. compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United States confirmed that "As of April 2008, the United States held about 500 juveniles in Iraq."
"The juveniles that the United States has detained have been captured engaging in anti-coalition activity, such as planting Improvised Explosive Devices, operating as lookouts for insurgents, or actively engaged in fighting against U.S. and Coalition forces," the U.S. report said.
Oh, the shame of being an American these days. Denying these poor young sheep their right to a gruesome and unnecessary martyr's death, and in doing so, denying them their 373,248 virgins in paradise...