The crime of forcing another person to submit to sex acts, especially sexual intercourse.
The act of seizing and carrying off by force; abduction.
Abusive or improper treatment; violation: a rape of justice.
tr.v. raped, rapÂ·ing, rapes
To force (another person) to submit to sex acts, especially sexual intercourse; commit rape on.
To seize and carry off by force.
To plunder or pillage (www.dictionary.com)
I read earlier on Yahoo News that a soldier admitted knowledge of the rape and murder of a young Iraqi woman and her family. The reports seem to make light of the earlier one.
I know, from personal experience, that there are many heros in Iraq. One in a Marine uniform. I will respect his wife and children by not disclosing his identity, but I would be irresponsible if I did not admit that the actions of a few have marred his achievement. I have friends and family, ex-military, who tell me that the Iraq war is strategically sound. They tell me that it doesn’t matter that Saddam had nothing of a threatening nature. It doesn’tmatter that we invaded a country based on lies. It’s an “ends justify their means” mentality and I guess I am too stupid to get it.
But, I am a woman, living in an almost (but used to be) free country. And I know, based on the reporting, that the Iraqi woman was raped twice. And rape is the most anti-liberty action I can imagine.