God Help the Iraqis

Sure looks like the American soldiers are in such a tough spot that their judgement is beginning to fall apart. Here’™s the scenario. . . a car speeds into a zone where the Americans have warnings all around. The US soldiers shoot to disable the vehicle, or so they say.

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Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

Sure looks like the American soldiers are in such a tough spot that their judgement is beginning to fall apart. Here’™s the scenario. . . a car speeds into a zone where the Americans have warnings all around. The US soldiers shoot to disable the vehicle, or so they say.

The U.S. military said coalition troops fired at a car after it entered a clearly marked prohibited area near an observation post but failed to stop despite repeated visual and auditory warnings.

‘œShots were fired to disable the vehicle,’ the military said in a statement e-mailed to The Associated Press. ‘œCoalition forces later received reports from Iraqi police that two women had died from gunshot wounds ‘¦ and one of the females may have been pregnant.’

I’™m saying the shots aimed at disabling the vehicle were probably way off target. Or, could it be that when the US authorities found that a pregnant woman speeding to the hospital to give birth was a victim that they changed their story? Note the passive voice in the report. . . ‘œshots were fired.’ Classic phrasing to deflect blame. They can’™t even admit in the syntax that US soldiers are the ones who shot a pregnant woman.

Yeah, God help the Iraqis. They don’™t need this kind of ‘œsecurity.’

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006 by Richard Blair |
Category: Iraq

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