Sunday, June 11, 2006

Haditha-The new TANG memos? This might be a story only Joe Wilson could make up.

I wonder what Jack Murtha (D-Okinawa) might think about this story. I'd say this is, at the very least, a reason that people holding positions of influence in our government might want to allow an investigation to take place before they start making the rounds calling our Marines cold-blooded killers and accusing Gen. Peter Pace of a cover-up.

The sum and substance of this thumbnail sketch on the Haditha claims is that it follows so closely the template for the TANG and Plame stories. Take a reporter with an anti-Administration agenda, an interested group (think of the Mashhadanis as the VIPS in the Plame case or Burkett and Lucy Ramirez in the TANG case) and a story too good to be checked and circumstances where the people attacked are limited in what they can quickly respond to and you get a story which smells to me like it will soon be unraveled.

This time, I’m betting the consequences to the press which rushed to judgment will be more disastrous than it was to Dan Rather. I surely hope so.

Comments:
Problem is, the Left doesn't want the truth. They want a massacre, even if there wasn't one.

If Haditha didn't exist, I would have to be invented.
 
Sonia,

I agree with that. It seems the anti-war left and the antique media wants so badly to frame Iraq as Vietnam that Haditha will be their My Lai whether it happened or not.
 
You know, I'm still VERY surprised nobody (as in CNN, The New York Times, or Newsweek) has branded Zarqawi's (sp?) killing as murder. People will do anything for a good story, I suppose, so maybe we should keep our eyes peeled.
 
el patro,

They're working on it. Look at all the stories that try to innocently raise the question of whether enough was done to keep him alive etc. and then speculating on a report from one dude named Mohamed that says he saw US troops beating the Zarqman to death. A Mohamed on the street in Iraq with an ax to grind???? Stop the presses?

If this guy really saw anything, do these reporters ever stop to consider that maybe he saw a resuscitation effort?
 
Hatitha wasn't My Lai. Not even close.

Suppose (for a moment) that those Marines really did lose it? If this is the worst atrocity that can be pinned on the US, after 3 years in Iraq, then we are goddamn saints.
 
Seneca,

goddamn saints???

That just sounds SO wrong.
 
rw, you know you don't have time to talk to these folks. you're supposed to be putting in the back deck and hot tub. dd wants to grill out and relax in the tub!!!

plus, i want to see you go "frank the tank" after hitting the funnel. "we're streaking!!!" i love that movie. i bet davidu could be vince vaughn.

click on streaking video
 
If double d wants to get nekkid and jump in the hot tub I better get that puppy set up. Sadly my video player is screwed, unless I was only supposed to see green squiggly lines.
 
Ready?
 
dd- great movie!

"Max [son], can you earmuff [cover your ears] for me? We are going to get so much ass here, it's going to be sick. I'm talking like crazy boy band ass."

"Six weeks ago Abdul here had a one way ticket to an arranged marriage with a broad he never met in Bangladesh. Now he's crushing ass every Thursday night at our mixers."
 
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