Sunday, July 23, 2006

Hearts And Minds

What the hell? God will sort 'em out? AP (07.21.06), via Huffington:
"Four U.S. soldiers accused of murdering suspected insurgents during a raid in Iraq said they were under orders to 'kill all military age males,' according to sworn statements obtained by The Associated Press. 'The ROE (rule of engagement) was to kill all military age males on Objective Murray,' Staff Sgt. Raymond L. Girouard told investigators, referring to the target by its code name." Soldiers Say Ordered to Kill Young Men
"That target, an island on a canal in the northern Salahuddin province, was believed to be an al-Qaida training camp. The soldiers said officers in their chain of command gave them the order and explained that special forces had tried before to target the island and had come under fire from insurgents."


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