Monday, January 16, 2012

For the families of Haditha, this is a matter of honour

"If there was any doubt that the killings that day could be classed as anything other than war crimes, a number of incriminating documents have come to light in the past few weeks that place guilt beyond doubt. Some 400 pages from the military interrogation of the offending troops, which should have been destroyed as the Americans left Iraq last year, were uncovered by a New York Times reporter at a junkyard in Baghdad."

"Not a single marine I interviewed was able to survive after their tour without a tranquilliser prescription.... It's worth remembering that most were just teenagers when they joined the force."

"The Iraqi families who turned down the insulting offer of $2,500 in compensation for each family member killed are still waiting to see justice done."

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