Rape a Country as Well as Its Women

rape
n.
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, rap·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 most current 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.