I laugh so i shall not cry
Our social conscience is hilarious. Al Queda tortures and decapitates civilians and captured soldiers and casually kills people by the hundreds in mass executions while we prosecute our troops when they overstep civilized behavior. Border smugglers kill civilians and shoot at border patrol guards and we prosecute guards for minor transgressions on the testimony of criminals. Perhaps the idea is that Al Queda and border criminals will laugh themselves to death at our antic actions.