Through Haditha Darkly, (part 2)
BBC: The BBC has uncovered new video evidence that US forces may have been responsible for the deliberate killing of 11 innocent Iraqi civilians. (Ishaqi)
AP: Military prosecutors plan to file murder, kidnapping and conspiracy charges against seven Marines and a Navy corpsman in the shooting death of an Iraqi man in April, a defense lawyer said Thursday. (unknown location)
AP: Separately, another group of five Marines in Kilo Company, including a lieutenant who commanded the platoon, are under investigation for injuring a suspect in their custody,....The Iraqi man was killed west of Baghdad on April 26, but few additional details have been released about his death.
NYTimes: Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki lashed out at the American military on Thursday, denouncing what he characterized as habitual attacks by troops against Iraqi civilians.
And, earlier today, Reuters: U.S. forces denied on Wednesday a new accusation, from Iraqi officers, that American troops killed unarmed civilians in their home this month. (Samarra)
AFP: BAGHDAD (AFP) - Two women, one pregnant, were killed by US troops on the way to the hospital in the central Iraqi city of Samarra when their car mistakenly took a road restricted to military traffic, police said.
WaPo: U.S. military officials acknowledged Wednesday that American troops had fired at an angry mob that surrounded the scene of a traffic accident in the Afghan capital Monday morning. Officials previously had said the troops fired only into the air.
I'm just really worried that the deplorable acts of a relative few will stain the honorable service of all the rest. There have been so many mistakes of Vietnam repeated, this is one I really don't want to see. I said it better here.