Inconvenient News,
       by smintheus

Friday, June 16, 2006

  Yet another version of events from Haditha

One month ago I commented (Why Iraq is not like Vietnam) that the marines who killed some 24 Iraqis in Haditha apparently have given an extraordinary series of explanations of what happened. None of those versions of events have much relation to the physical evidence or to the testimony of Iraqi eyewitnesses, to judge by published reports.

Another version of events is unveiled in tomorrow's New York Times. If the report is right, this version has no relation to the physical evidence or eyewitness testimony either. It looks like some of the accused marines are attempting to walk back from their earlier version(s), which had the Iraqis dying from a bomb blast or a firefight.

Where stories change, I rarely follow.


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