Saturday, October 09, 2004

Just when you thought the Bush campaign wouldn't get worse...

Here comes Abu Ghraib II.

The Pentagon said yesterday it was investigating cockpit video footage
that shows American pilots attacking and killing a group of apparently unarmed
Iraqi civilians.
The 30-second clip shows the pilot targeting the group of
people in a street in the city of Fallujah and asking his mission controllers
whether he should "take them out". He is told to do so and, shortly afterwards,
the footage shows a huge explosion where the people were. A second voice can be
heard on the clip saying: "Oh, dude." ...

At no point during the exchange between the pilot and controllers
does anyone ask whether the Iraqis are armed or posing a threat. Critics say it
proves war crimes are being committed.

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