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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

American Thinker shows similarities to Haditha and Duke Lacross rape case

The American Thinker has an interesting take on Haditha. A.T. presents three problems with the accusations. First, there is a link showing the leading Iraqi doctor on the scene may have objectivity issues having been arrested by US forces in the past. I have no way of verifying that, but it would be an interesting development if true. A.T. goes on to point out the others:
Secondly, the area is rather pro-insurgent, and witnesses may not be credible (remember the early reports of the Jenin “massacre?”). Third, given that the insurgents commit mass murders on a daily basis and understand propaganda, it’s not unreasonable to think they might have committed the atrocity themselves, then staged the area to give the impression it was coalition troops that had been responsible.Meanwhile, defense lawyers for the accused Marines are requesting drone footage, saying it will exonerate them. That doesn’t sound like something they would do if they thought the evidence would show them committing atrocities.
I read a story the other day quoting a girl that survived the incident. She states that she saw the soldiers coming and covered her ears because she knew the IED was going to explode. Innocent civilian? The drone footage also offers some promise here. As I have stated, we don't know what happened. I am supporting the troops until the facts are in.

American Thinker summarizes the similarities between Haditha and Duke:
Does this remind anyone else of the Duke lacrosse team rape case? Unreliable witness, exculpatory footage, a media that has already hung them…At the very least, our troops deserve the benefit of the doubt until tried.
Why is that so hard for Murtha and his sycophants to understand that last part? I don't think it is hard for them. Murtha, the media and the liberals jumped the gun and damned the troops before the facts were in and verified. When they got zapped for it, their pants were already down. They knew they would look bad sticking with their line, but they perceive they will look like the drooling bashers they are if they backed away from it. So they have dug in deeper and cried louder. Are they praying they were right? If those drones or ballistic evidence exonerate our troops, these people can kiss their credibility goodbye. The only thing left of them will be the drool.

4 Comments:

  • At 11:35 AM, Blogger SkyePuppy said…

    These drooling bashers kissed their credibility goodbye a long time ago. But the MSM is determined to pretend otherwise.

     
  • At 5:06 AM, Blogger LASunsett said…

    They wait patiently ans sometimes not so patiently to pounce on anything that may be an embarassment to the administration.

    Just think of it, if they took all that energy and all that effort and channeled it into a think tank or two that would develop some ideas, I would be all ears. But as of yet, they haven't. So I just ignore them.

     
  • At 8:00 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Skyepuppy, this time the MSM will have a tough time covering for people like Murtha. No matter the outcome, he was wrong to jump the gun. If these guys are cleared, though the damage to him and his ilk would be immense.

     
  • At 8:02 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    LA, they wait patiently but when the first shred of something comes along, they lose patience and pounce.

    You are right. They are not about finding solutions.

     

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