Thursday, May 19, 2005

How to lose friends and help enemies.

There was a lot of media hoopla reported over the recent action by Marines in western Iraq claiming the Marines killed 125 "insurgents". When ever I hear such reports I am reminded of this quote from an AP story of April 2003:

"The U.S. military does not compile its own count of civilian deaths, as Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Jim Cassella explained to AP: "Our efforts focus on destroying the enemy's capabilities, so we never target civilians and have no reason to try to count such unintended deaths."

That was then and this is now.

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