Saturday, May 27, 2006

Don't Become Them

Maureen Dowd, in her column today, "Don't Become Them" on the marines alleged to have killed civilians in Haditha, Iraq:
They blew off the Geneva Conventions, following the lead of the president's lawyer.
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Retired Maj. Gen. John Batiste, one of those who called for Donald Rumsfeld's resignation, told Chris Matthews that blame for Haditha and Abu Ghraib lay with "the incredible strain bad decisions and bad judgment is putting on our incredible military."
Striking context in which to place the alleged actions of these soldiers. But of course, like the low ranking soldiers who paid from Abu Ghraib, if found guilty, once again we'll see soldiers who will get their court marshals and prison sentences with no accountability from anyone at the top of this administration, despite the lawless tone they've set.