So Haditha wasn’t such an aberration after all.
BBC says U.S. forces appear to have massacred 11 innocent Iraqis in the town of Ishaqi in March.
“A report filed by Iraqi police accused U.S. troops of rounding up and deliberately shooting 11 people in the house, including five children and four women,” BBC says.
Marines are also under investigation for the killing of an Iraqi man on April 26.
And on May 31, U.S. troops killed two Iraqi women, including one who was evidently pregnant.
This is what occupation looks like.
Hell, even the prime minister of Iraq says U.S. violence against civilians is a “daily phenomenon” and that US forces “do not respect the Iraqi people.”
Prime Minister Maliki, who Bush helped install, warned that such attacks will play into his decision as to how long to let U.S. troops stay in his country.
This is the second time in the last couple weeks that Maliki has suggested that the U.S. should get out soon.
Well, if the Iraqi government wants us out, and if the Iraqi people want us out, and if the American people want the troops home, then why are they still there?
Because Bush and Rumsfeld and Cheney want them there.
For the oil.
For the military bases.
And now for their reputations.
But the longer they keep our troops there, the more Hadithas we’ll be dealing with.
It’s the nature and the trajectory of occupation.