BAGHDAD Contrary to U.S. military statements, four U.S. soldiers did not die repelling a sneak attack at the governor's office in the Shiite holy city of Karbala last week. New information obtained by The Associated Press shows they were abducted and found dead or dying as far as 25 miles away.Why are we even considering sending another 21,000 of our children into this freaking mess?
The brazen assault 50 miles south of Baghdad was launched Jan. 20 by a group of nine to 12 militants. They traveled in black GMC Suburban vehicles - the type used by U.S. government convoys, had American weapons, wore new U.S. military combat fatigues and spoke English.
In a written statement, the U.S. command reported at the time that five soldiers were killed while "repelling the attack." Two senior U.S. military officials as well as Iraqi officials now say three of them were found dead and one mortally wounded in locations as far as 25 miles east of the governor's office.
Friday, January 26, 2007
We on the progressive left and especially those of us that have been vocal about our opposition to the war in Iraq are constantly accused, in so many words, of being traitors. Just trust our president and the Pentagon to do the job and believe everything they tell you about how well things are going our detractors say. Well before Bush and company attacked Iraq we were saying not to take everything coming out of the White House and Pentagon at face value. The following from the AP via E&P is just one more example of why you should not trust your government to tell you the whole truth and nothing but the truth. They are lying liars.