Saturday, May 27, 2006

Follow-up on the My Lai of Iraq

From CNN:

Pentagon sources: Civilians likely killed without provocation
Photos from scene said to be 'inconsistent' with Marine account

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An ongoing military investigation supports allegations that U.S. Marines in November killed 24 innocent Iraqi civilians without being provoked, senior Pentagon sources said Friday.
Charges, including murder, could soon be filed against Marines allegedly involved, the sources said.


Will Americans be outraged? Will they care at all? Time will tell.

My concern: That Americans won't be outraged, but rather feel, like I've heard so many say over the past few years, "Well, they killed thousands of us on 9/11."

Of course neither the government of Iraq or the citizens of Iraq had anything to do with 9/11. Besides, "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind."

It goes without saying that I think Americans should be outraged. But, I thought they should have been outraged from the first day of the invasion. Needless to say, I doubt my views will be reflected in the general American mindset.

CNN story: http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/05/26/marines.haditha/index.html
My earlier post on the subject: http://a-grey-pilgrims-reflections.blogspot.com/2006/05/my-lai-revisited.html

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