Why are we surprised that our troops would torture other humans in war?

We take a Rugby team or and American football team and we say "We want to win this game no matter what!" we psych the players up and we let them lose what we don't say is "Be nice to the opposing team"

we take a human being and ask them ti kill for their countries honour and safety and yet we are surprised when we hear of things like 'abu ghraib prison' and we are offended when we see American or British troops torturing and humiliating other human beings. Can we really expect that after dehumanizing our own troops in order that the be effective in combat that they will then be merciful and gentle towards each other in these circumstances?

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