Saturday, December 6, 2008
Blackwater and Iraq. A line in the sand?
Sometimes, there's a case which delineates the Right from the Left so easily.
My hunch is that those people who'll believe these men did kill innocent Iraqi civilians will be Leftists and those who will insist that they probably didn't (especially considering their very honorable military backgrounds) will be Conservatives.
It's a delineation of IS AMERICA ALWAYS WRONG or are we sometimes WRONGLY ACCUSED? If Iraqi thugs killed these people and our men are innocent, perhaps the "witnesses" have an agenda, no? Is it okay for them to have this type of agenda and be so blanketly believed and supported and it's not okay for our men who deny the accusations to be supported by Americans? Is it beyond terrorists to do a terrible deed like this and make it look like it was soldiers? I'm able to write like this because I have very little information on the facts, so I'm conjecturing and I think that's what's needed here for the general discussion.
Will our American newspapers rally around our guys at least in an effort to remain FAIR? Did they for Abu Ghraib? (of course not....how many photographs did we see? More than the terror in Mumbai which produced 171 DEATHS? I think so) Remember when Murtha accused our soldiers of cold blooded murder so shortly after he'd heard about the story...before investigations, etc? I believe all of those soldiers have been cleared of charges but I'm not surprised if you haven't heard that. No, you probably will have because if you're reading this blog, you're probably an informed Conservative; pardon me.
Yes, the reaction to particular stories really do draw a line in the sand...Left v Right. I'd have thought it's always best to believe the best in our people. And prosecute when the facts show differently.
Semper FI? They are, to US.
Posted by Z at 10:04 AM