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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Hearts and Minds

posted by on November 29 at 9:37 AM

From this morning’s New York Times:

U.S. Troops Kill 5 Girls in Assault on Insurgents

BAGHDAD, Nov. 28 American troops killed five girls, including at least one baby, and what the military described as either a boy or a man, when the troops attacked a house Tuesday in volatile Anbar Province after they suspected insurgents of firing at them from the roof.

Another person, which the military described in a written statement as either a girl or a young woman, was wounded in the attack and refused treatment by the Americans.

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Funny, the article I read described them as "suspected insurgents."

Posted by him | November 29, 2006 10:04 AM

well that's how you get a way with killing civilians. they're always suspected insurgents.

Posted by seattle98104 | November 29, 2006 10:38 AM

Just like anyone's phone conversation you want to listen in on is suddenly a "suspected terrorist" or someone you want to "go away" is suddenly an "enemy combatant".

Posted by monkey | November 29, 2006 11:58 AM

Or someone you want to "torture" doesn't have any "civil rights" because you've "locked him up" without any "legal representation".

I like this game!

Posted by Tahn | November 29, 2006 4:06 PM

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