Friday, June 02, 2006

Tactical Error

What makes errors like the Haditha story dangerous to the war in general is this:

Notice that in the past few days other allegations have suddenly come out of the Iraqi woodwork?

Not saying that this is the case, but how hard would it be for, say, "insurgents" whose tactics explicitly call for the killing of civilians to, say, kill some civilians and, oh, film the bodies and a burned out house, some blood, and bullet holes and say...
"The Americans did it?"
Just askin'. Before anyone jumps to any conclusions. Oops.

When some of ours do it, it is an anomaly and should justifiably be covered up for the time being for just this reason. Instead, it's being politicized in this country, and I imagine Islamists in Iraq would have no qualms about going along for the ride.

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