Friday, May 26, 2006

It'll be easy, it won't be a quagmire, no innocent lives will be lost, you're crazy for comparing it to Vietnam

So it turns out that not-Vietnam now has its own not-My Lai. CNN has reported that the investigators of an incident last November strongly believe the Marines were unprovoked in their murder of dozens of Iraqi citizens. Furthermore, the New York Times has found that the report notes that the Marines in question carried out "extensive" killings for 3-5 hours. Yes, three to five fucking hours! it also appears that the story of the Iraqis being killed by an IED (as reported by the Pentagon) turns out to be a total lie that had absolutely no basis in reality and there was no way these people could have been mistaken for having been killed by an IED and not gun fire in the first place.

This is not a time for gloating or "I told you so," but I would like to point out that many, many of us knew this would happen before we even went to war, but we were all called anti-American for even thinking that our brave men and women were capable of such atrocities, despite the fact they they've committed them in every previous war.


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