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    • Geoff
    • 20.09.09 | 20:39 (IDT)

    Cipora -- With respect to Iraqi civilians who have been killed in the war, no one contends that that large number of people was killed by American soldiers. On the contrary, those people were, for the most part, killed in the civil war between Sunnis and Shiites, in which each side score "points" by murdering the other's civilians. If we are guilty of anything, it is of the arrogant stupidity of blundering into a situation we really didn't understand and weren't prepared for -- but that is not a war crime. With respect to war crimes actually committed by American troops, that number is, in fact, very low, and allegations of war crimes against American troops are usually promptly investigated and, if appropriate prosecuted. This is consistent with the overall U.S. strategy of trying to win the support of the local population, so that the local government can take over and we can bring our troops home.

    from the article: U.S. calls UN report on Gaza war unfair to Israel
    First published 00:47 19.09.09 | Last updated 17:21 19.09.09
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