Monday, May 24, 2004

Wedding Massacre

As I said previously, I really don't jump on every military operation gone bad. Right or wrong, we're in a war in Iraq and there are people shooting at our soldiers, they're going to respond and sometimes they're going to screw up. Not being on the ground in Iraq, I have little clue about what the precise situation is, what information they have, and what determines the specific operations they take. Whether any particular screwup is of the 'OH MY GOD HOW COULD THOSE IDIOTS HAVE DONE THAT' or of the 'OH MY GOD WHAT A TRAGIC MISTAKE' variety I really don't know. Either way, I don't think our military goes around blowing up wedding parties just for fun.

But, what really pisses me off is when they lie about it even once it's obvious that, well, they're lying. Here's the latest.

And, here are pictures that the Spanish media is showing. Here, and here. You may not want to see them.

(elmundo links thanks to Julius from juliusblog)