"Kill them all" has long been ideologically institutionalized and hidden in Massive Retaliation, First Strike Doctrine, Mutual Assured Destruction, Shock and Awe, and Troop Surges.
Most disturbing too is how the "kill them all" mentality trickles downward and outward, and how it has been a part of America's narrative. The belief in "the only good Indian is a dead Indian," which resulted in the genocide of the Amerindian; the tens of thousands of children and women slaughtered in the U.S.-Filipino Uprising, the atomic bombs dropped on civilian centers in Japan; the My Lai's of Vietnam and the U.S. backed death squads in Latin America; and the Abu Ghraibs, Fallujahs, Hadithas, and Bagrams, of Iraq and Afghanistan, all point to a deep malady in America's perception and war strategies.
Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda were also mistaken when they assumed America was a democracy and therefore, held the American people liable for the gross injustices around the world being carried out by U.S. leaders, global corporations, and the Pentagon's war machine. They had no justification in "killing them all" on Sept. 11. The bombings of two U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, along with suicide bombings in public places that kill civilians, reveals not only a dangerous "kill them all" attitude, but a self-destructive "kill us all" mentality....read more at...http://article.wn.com/view/2009/07/21/Kill_Them_All/