Monday, June 12, 2006

No large spike of Haditha stories on Sunday

The mission of this blog is to see that "Haditha" does not become the next "Abu Ghraib." I am tracking the number of references on Google News and posting the results on the side bar on the right.

Many bloggers have been putting countless hours over the last few days in trying to poke holes in the reporting of the Haditha incident. Some think the whole thing is a hoax. Personally, I don't think so. I also don't think it was a result of uncontrolled Marines gone wild in a rage over the loss of Lance Cpl. Terrazas. I think the truth is somewhere in between. In any event, the military is completing a thorough investigation and if it is found that Marines acted improperly, military justice will be served.

In the meantime, it appears the story is losing steam in the media rather than gaining it as "Abu Ghraib" did through May of 2004.


Goesh said...

Our troops are too highly trained, disciplined, motivated , intelligent and supervised to be doing mass murder like this. I don't buy the allegations for a second. Odds are they were taking fire from those houses, fragged them and went in firing. that is what they are supposed to do. Truth be known, some jihadis were probably using the houses as cover, shot some of the people in the houses and got out the back door about the time the Marines started responding. I got a crisp $50.00 says forensics will show some AK rounds in the bodies.

crosspatch said...

Marines Are Different