Yes, Iraq is just chugging along quite well, what with all the massacres and whatnot. I saw today Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed. So that’s actually some good news in the I’m sure someone has replaced him already sense.
Strange how any mention of the Haditha massacre–reporting on it, expressing sorrow, merely mentioning it–is met with complaints from the right that we are A) pre-judging the Marines, and B) helping the enemy win. Of course, the uncharged detainees of Guantanamo were not pre-judged. Rush Limbaugh should generally be ignored, but his remarks capture the right’s sentiments pretty well:
This Haditha story, this Haditha incident, whatever, this is it folks, this is the final big push on behalf of the Democratic Party, the American left, and the Drive-By Media to destroy our effort to win the war in Iraq.
It’s not the Marines fault for rounding up and executing innocent men, women, and children. It’s the Democrats and the media for reporting/feeling ashamed of it. Got it?
Most people are suprisingly understanding of what those Marines did. I’ve heard people tell me “It’s hard to say what you would do under those conditions…they are under a lot of stress”, and “Let’s not rush to judge them.” I’m quite sure if Iraqis were occupying America and rounded up 24 innocents to shoot them in the head, we’d be understanding of their plight.