Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Clean up time?

The alleged killing of unarmed Iraqi civilians in Habitha by U.S. Marines has drawn quite a bit of attention, but there are records of such events in recent times and quiet, often mumbled words of others.

In Korea we had the same thing at No Gun Ri, My Lai in Vietnam and now Habitha. The question has to be asked if these are the only incidents? We need to listen better and look closer. Right now the Marines are taking the flak, and they should be if the allegations are true, but other forces have weapons, frustration, physical and mental fatigue and the madness of war there, too. Ask questions.

It's not going to be easy to halt permanently, but this sort of wrong we can do much better without.


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