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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-05-07 03:10 PM
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Propaganda Fear Cited in Account of Iraqi Killings (Haditha)
Source: New York Times

May 6, 2007

Recently unclassified documents suggest that senior officers viewed the killings of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha in late 2005 as a potential public relations problem that could fuel insurgent propaganda against the American military, leading investigators to question whether the officers immediate response had been intentionally misleading.

Col. R. Gary Sokoloski, a lawyer who was chief of staff to Maj. General Richard A. Huck, the division commander, approved a news release about the killings that investigators interviewing him in March 2006 suggested was intentionally inaccurate because it stated, contrary to the facts at hand, that the civilians had been killed by an insurgents bomb.

According to a transcript of the interview, Colonel Sokoloski told the investigators, We knew the, you know, the strategic implications of being permanently present in Haditha and how badly the insurgents wanted us out of there.

But Colonel Sokoloski told them he believed that the news release was accurate as written.

At the time, given the information that was available to me and the objective to get that out for the press before insurgents put out their own information, that is what we went with.



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/06/world/middleeast/06ha...
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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-05-07 03:21 PM
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1. Ya think????
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MsMagnificent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-06-07 10:29 AM
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2. Trickle-down prevarication
Heck, cascade down!

It's constantly a pack of lies, and these R's just don't care at all. How Christian of them. Guess they only have 9 (or less) commandments.
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