Thursday, June 01, 2006

Whatever might have happened at Haditha

We did not do this. BlackFive has the response politicians should have regarding the incident at Haditha.

The difference between the right and the left regarding instances of possible military scandals, is that the right hopes they are untrue, while the left hopes the opposite. Never mind that this would mean that innocent people were murdered, because it would support their political position.

If Haditha went down as Murtha proclaims, it would give advantage to the Democrats this year. If it's only sorta true, well, then they can give it the Abu Gharib treatment; massage the facts, repeat the message over and over again until it's taken as fact. If it's totally untrue, well that won't matter either: Al Gore really won the 2000 election; Bush carved a fake turkey; peeing on Korans in Gitmo. Doesn't matter that not one of these things are true, they still get repeated.

Truth. Facts. Reality. All tangled together by journalists with an agenda.