No good can come from putting our troops in such a bad situation


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Unfortunately, we should not be shocked that atrocities occur in Iraq. There are atrocities in every war, which is why you do everything you can to avoid war in the first place. The vast majority of the troops are good, hard-working men and women who would not commit these crimes. However, much like any society, there are decent people and bad people. It should not be a reflection on the whole military if there are a few incidents of murders.

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Posted by Shawn (not verified) on 2 June 2006 - 7:14pm
I agree, Shawn

I don't consider it a reflection on the whole military.

I consider it a reflection on the Bush Administration and its incompetent policies and planning.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 3 June 2006 - 10:23am
"reflection of the whole military"

A trouble with incidents like Haditha is that while the small group responsible shouldn't be a reflection of the military, a growing chain of people are tied to covering up, making excuses, and outright denying. While I don't see this incident as an out-and-out reflection of our soldiers, it's beginning to look like a reflection of our decision-makers (much as the Abu Ghraib situation was).

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Posted by Doug Nelson (not verified) on 4 June 2006 - 1:21pm
Why shouldn't we be surprised?

Or sickened or shocked? I think the fact that we aren't is why it continues. People must react from the gut and say this is not who we are, not who we must be as a first world power. If we don't separate ourselves from the atrocities, we will be considered a part of it.

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Posted by gballsout on 7 June 2006 - 10:08am