PHOTOGRAPHS taken by American military intelligence have provided crucial evidence that up to 24 Iraqis were massacred by marines in Haditha, an insurgent stronghold on the banks of the Euphrates. One portrays an Iraqi mother and young child, kneeling on the floor, as if in prayer. They have been shot dead at close range.The pictures show other victims, shot execution-style in the head and chest in their homes. An American government official said they revealed that the marines involved had "suffered a total breakdown in morality and leadership".
The killings are emerging as the worst known American atrocity of the Iraq war. At least seven women and three children were among those killed. Witness accounts obtained by The Sunday Times suggest the toll of children may be as high as six. "This one is ugly," a US military official said. The Sunday Times.Well, way to go America.
Way to go American liberators of the oppressed in Iraq. What a symbol of everything that is wrong with American Government, not the American people. We have leadership that believes in both the love of Jesus and the sword of the Lord making the standard mockery of the Christian religion we have become so familiar with through history. American leadership these past few years has been a pathetic parody of human stupidity and greed at the expense of those who can least defend themsevelves from the power coming at them. I have never been more ashamed of being an American than I have during the time I have had to claim the Bush Dynasty as our leaders.
Someone please make a rule that no two members of the same family can ever be President in this country again!.It is not coincidence that our President is also known as a Governor who oversaw, with his Attorney Mr. Gonzales, the most executions in Texas state history. This is a President who mocked Carla Faye Tucker's request for mercy by saying "oh please don't kill me.
" when ask by reporters what they talked about. This is a "war President", with a penchant for only obeying the rules he agrees with and evidently this trait has been passed on to some on duty in Iraq making fools out of all of us. There is a psychological theme of having the power to take human life as it wishes, that is disturbing as well with this current leadership. It's way too much bluster and precious little "come let us reason together," also in their great book of love by the way. In five short years, this Republican goverment has taken our reputations right down the sewer and it's getting old. Why is it the more "Christian" the party claims to be, the more corrupt, duplistic, selfish and murderous they tend to prove out to be? Must be that religious thing they claim to know so much more about than the rest of us do thing.
I have never figured out just who Jesus would bomb and kill, but Jesus seems to have told this bunch to go ahead and enjoy. Or at least the voices have.I have always avoided politics believing somehow it all works out, but something is terribly wrong in America today and words like facism, dictatorship and theocracy come up just a little too often for my tastes. Now I vote and wonder if it not only counts, but is actually counted! A CIA friend once said to me that "nothing in this world is as you are being told.
" I believe him now since the Jesus People have come to rule us. I was still trying to figure out just who did kill Kennedy when 911 came along and I have some serious doubts about that government explanationas well, as do several million other people on the planet, including the ones who went through it.Wake up people. Abu Gharaib just got worse and the backlash will cost more good American sons and daughters their lives bringing "democracy" to the downtrodden. What a simple question to ask the Iraqi's.
"are you better off now than you were four years ago?" Jeez.someone ask the American's that and then let's do something to fix the answer.because evidently "President George W Bush said last week that the abuse at Abu Ghraib was one of his greatest regrets about the Iraq war. If the photographs from Haditha surface, they could provide a set of images that would be every bit as shocking.
".God Bless the America we knew before we got lost in the bushes. God save us from your Christian leaders.Forgive the rancor.
The cold blooded murder of men, women and small children makes me furious and ashamed of my country and those that claim to represent me. They don't..
By: Dennis Diehl