posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 03:50 AM
This article clearly shows how quickly things are unraveling in Iraq. With Top Iraqi officials questioning the up until now unchecked power of US
Troops in and around Iraq. With the massacre at Heditha and the allegations of other civilian related fatalities across Iraq American authority and
legitimacy in Iraq are being seriously questioned.
BAGHDAD - Iraq vowed on Saturday to press on with its own probe into the deaths of civilians in a U.S. raid on the town of Ishaqi, rejecting the
U.S. military's exoneration of its forces.
Adnan al-Kazimi, an aide to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, said the government would also demand an apology from the United States and compensation
for the victims in several cases, including the alleged massacre in the town of Haditha last year.
"We have from more than one source that the Ishaqi killings were carried out under questionable circumstances. More than one child was killed. This
report was not fair for the Iraqi people and the children who were killed," he told Reuters.
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This doesn't' come a shock to me. I have been expecting some kind of reaction similar to this since the construction on the largest Embassy in
the world, complete with its own swimming pool, was being built in a country that we were going to "stand down" in when they "stood up".
This will most defin tally complicate things between the fledging democracy in Iraq and the super-power that has become the United States. With US
authority questioned I am not sure exactly how things will get better, not only in the middle east but here in the states as well.
With tempers flaring on both sides about this issue, with one side calling the other fearful traitors to the other side calling the previous a War
monger. The name calling in Washington is what has brought us to this situation, and it seems as if it is about to blow up in our proverbial faces.
tensions on the rise how long before someone does something "stupid".
Mod Edit: spelling
[edit on 4-6-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]