American soldiers shot civilians in Haditha deliberately, an investigative probe has just announced. This news should make America’s task in the Middle East easier. Not.
This war is deflating America’s purpose. Senator Max Baucus’s nephew was killed on July 29th — and announced yesterday. Perhaps he can bring it home to others in the Senate and House that this just doesn’t feel like “spreading freedom” to use George W. Bush’s words.
— Steve Clemons