Children of Abraham: Death in the Desert
"What happened in the village of Abu Sif (Isahaqi), north of Baghdad, on Ides of March? The murk of war – the natural blur of unbuckled event, and its artificial augmentation by professional massagers – shrouds the details of the actual operation. But here is what we know."
written by Chris Floyd
U.S. Marine's Haditha Massacre
Haditha Was Inevitable
The Haditha Massacre™ was more than horrific...it was predictable. More than predictable, it was inevitable. Equally horrific, predictable, and inevitable is the devious reporting by the supposedly liberal media. The “alleged” war crimes at Haditha might be the work of a “handful” of Marines who “snapped” and, for those reading between the lines, those Marines are guilty of something far worse than mass murder: They’ve soiled the pristine, courageous image of the American military in Iraq. As Stan Goff sez: “The bad apple defense is back.”
Published on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 by
In These Times
by Kurt Vonnegut
"Many years ago, I was so innocent I still considered it possible that we could become the humane and reasonable America so many members of my generation used to dream of. We dreamed of such an America during the Great Depression, when there were no jobs. And then we fought and often died for that dream during the Second World War, when there was no peace.
But I know now that there is not a chance in hell of America’s becoming humane and reasonable. Because power corrupts us, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." continued on Common Dreams