According to initial US military reports, 15 civilians and eight insurgents died after a bomb killed a marine in Haditha, a militant stronghold in
But reports from Iraqi witnesses and in the
The American public is generally very supportive of the troops and willing to accept that bad behavior by a handful of soldiers or marines does not necessarily reflect on the whole mission.
Still, this story if true (and it looks like it is) will be devastating to the military, a PR disaster. And where is the coverage?!? These Marines, these kids, lost one of their own and took it out on this small town. John Murtha, a former marine and
I first saw this story on BBC America on 5/31/06. Great coverage. Gave me all the info for the world without the crappy human interest I can’t stand on the majors. Still, it seemed like there was nothing but bad news on a bigger scale. Instead of a child dead in
This Haditha incident is terrible. I feel like we’re only doing more damage in
I’m reading the Golda Meir autobiography right now, and I’m at the part where