"The 400 pages of interrogations, once closely guarded as secrets of war, were supposed to have been destroyed as the last American troops prepare to leave Iraq. Instead, they were discovered along with reams of other classified documents, including military maps showing helicopter routes and radar capabilities, by a reporter for The New York Times at a junkyard outside Baghdad. An attendant was burning them as fuel to cook a dinner of smoked carp.
The documents — many marked secret — form part of the military’s internal investigation, and confirm much of what happened at Haditha, a Euphrates River town where Marines killed 24 Iraqis, including a 76-year-old man in a wheelchair, women and children, some just toddlers.”
Please read this article. I teared up in Kline today when I read it. I used to follow Iraq news pretty intensely in high school and much of last year. I’ve since tuned out because I couldn’t really handle it anymore. There are far too many things I could say in response to this article. I don’t think I could ever fully understand this sort of situation because I know nothing about this. It is complicated. I still can’t help but be outraged. But mostly at this point, I’m ashamed and just really upset. Crying is the only thing that seems to be enough.