I don’t agree with the author of this piece that our jihadist enemies in the Middle East are cowards (one can be evil and brave). But otherwise I do think the observation about what the current hunt for missing troops tells us about the nature of the enemy-as compared to us:

“Think about it. If three Islamic fighters had been captured by the Americans, would there be any apprehension about their fate? Of course not. Despite all the fervid Abu Ghraib and Gitmo propagandizing of assorted leftists, pseudo-peaceniks and Democrat apologists, the general presumption is they would be treated decently.

“But as soon as the news of the disappearance of these three American soldiers was released, the presumption was for the worst. For in the twisted world of Al-Qaida and its spawn of Islamofascists cruelty is first and second nature.”