After recognizing that the Marines in Haditha “suffered a total breakdown in morality and leadership”, the US military commanders in Iraq said troops would get ethics training. Part of the training would be to learn not to bust their way into an unarmed civilian’s house and kill babies and 76-yuear-olds.
This training program has been organized after the US Marines killed as many as 24 Iraqi civilians; apparently in retaliation to a roadside bomb, which killed one of their counterparts. Out of those killed were a 76-year-old amputee and a one-year-old baby.
After having done so, the Marines fabricated a story saying 15 civilians were killed in the roadside bomb. Another Marine version of this story states that the civilians were inadvertently killed in a running battle with the insurgents. Evidence from a study by Time magazine suggests none of these accounts is true and that military officials tried to hide this massacre.
I can imagine no state of affairs to be more shameful for the troops of a country which styles itself as the protector of human rights and which invades a country promising democracy, safety and better lives. And apart from my disagreements with the administrative hierarchy of this war, I can’t understand why an average American still believes the troops are ‘protecting’ the nation against WMDs. Is it that it seems the ‘dimwit’ Bush is not that dimwit at all after having displayed this marvelous show of misleading America by skillfully manipulating his propaganda machines?
Or is it that I am a dimwit myself not having been able to understand that in Capitalism, money is everything, and with all the oil cash flowing into Bush’s CGI account, he is no smarter than anyone else not to heavily grease the palm of media opportunists and hence lay out the matrix of ‘necessary illusions’?
UPDATE: Evidence Emerge of Fresh Iraqi Massacre–This time it's a 6-month-old baby and its 76-year-old grandma.
Tags: Iraq, Politics, Bush, War on Terror, Haditha