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From Yahoo News: GIs at Ishaqi cleared; Haditha probe open:
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AGHDAD, Iraq - A military investigation into allegations that U.S. troops intentionally killed Iraqi civilians in a March raid in Ishaqi, a village north of Baghdad, has cleared the troops of misconduct, the military said Friday — despite dramatic video footage of slain children....Caldwell also acknowledged there were "possibly up to nine collateral deaths" in addition to the four Iraqi deaths that the military announced at the time of the raid.
So -- people who are trained to kill and break things are now accused of killing civilians. Duh. That is what insurgency warfare is -- civilians fighting formal military units, and innocents being killed, raped, and tortured. This behavior goes back to the neolithic at least. Who is surprised?

Regardless of political position, who is surprised that warriors kill? Is anyone on this board surprised that "war crimes" are occuring in Iraq? They have occured in every war in history that I know of of...I don't think people today in general are any more "advanced" than our brute knuckle dragging ancestors. We are a murderous species.


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