U.S. military reports from the scene of a shooting incident in Baghdad involving security contractor Blackwater indicates its guards opened fire without provocation and used excessive force, The Washington Post reported on Friday.One wants to just say,
Citing a senior U.S. military official, the Post said the military reports appear to corroborate the Iraqi government's contention that Blackwater was at fault.
"It was obviously excessive. It was obviously wrong," a U.S. military official speaking on condition of anonymity told the newspaper.
"The civilians that were fired upon, they didn't have any weapons to fire back at them. And none of the IP (Iraqi police) or any of the local security forces fired back at them," the official was quoted as saying.
[ cf Blackwater faulted by U.S. military: report ]
Bring It On!!!to all of the great war heroes hiding behind Rush, and Hanoi Annie Coulter, and the rest of the ProWarCrowd, who have been spending the last seven years play acting like they gave a Rats Screw one way or the other.
Please oh Great War Heroes sort it out, which of these are the folks we are suppose to be protecting? The Contractors who are just there to kill, or....
Or are we suppose to believe the Pro-War Crowd because of their Majik Knowledge, just like we are suppose to believe them on Torture, because they have Power Point Presentations that keep on saying Chicken, Chicken, Chicken all the way down.
What if Americans had to live the courage of their convictions????
But alas, as we keep learning, the Phoney Civilians will be so easy to identify, since the folks who were the first in the door to be the New State Security Apparatus will have no emotional qualms about turning in anyone they can to be tortured, cause, welll, that person might have had an actionable piecee of intelligence, and gosh, it would be better to torture them and maybe learn something than to merely let them get randomly gunned down by the cowboys in the rest of the state security apparatus....
So who knows.... maybe some day the pro-war crowd will get their chance to live our their dreams, or fantasies, or nightmares.
But preferrably in some other country.