Friday, May 19, 2006

Dancing With the Devil

To replace Saddam is to become Saddam. I don't know whether Rep. Murtha has reached this conclusion yet, but I do think it's true:
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A decorated Marine colonel turned anti-war congressman has said Marines killed at least 30 innocent Iraqi civilians "in cold blood" in Haditha in November, suggesting the death toll may be twice as high as originally reported.

Rep. John Murtha, D-Pennsylvania, told reporters Wednesday that he got his information from U.S. commanders, who said the investigation will show that the Marines deliberately killed the civilians.

The U.S. Marine Corps has declined to comment on the report, which initially stated that 15 were killed.

"There was no firefight. There was no IED that killed these innocent people. Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood," Murtha said.
I don't imagine it will take the Stateside chickenhawk brigade very long to land on Rep. Murtha with its full keyboard wrath. Truthtelling is no defense; the truth is sometimes objectively pro-terror. Do not hear it. It does not exist. Eurasia is the enemy. Eurasia has always been the enemy.

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