We are all responsible for the reprehensible behavior displayed in the image above….a still from an even more hideous video that was posted on Youtube. What’s especially terrible about it is the deliberation involved in producing the image…..the soldiers posed for the camera, knowing full well that what they were doing was against their training and the law. We, fellow Americans, share in this despicable act because of the response of far too many in the public who want to make it seem as if what portrayed above is no big deal….and certainly not what it really is which is a war crime. The absence of public outrage to the act and the response of the likes of Rick Perry, and social commentators and critics is deplorable and reprehensible. It is further proof of the descent our society has taken…how it has lost its moral compass, turning upon ourselves and the very ideals we once trumpeted becoming the outlaws we once said we needed to protect the world from. The silence is deafening and disturbing. We now stand alone in the world, immune to criticism to we have violated laws we either made, agreed or signed on to, thumbing our noses at all international conventions and sealing our fates.