Thursday, December 27, 2007

Blaming the U.S.

Some Americans may wonder why Iraqis are blaming the U.S. occupation forces for the deaths of 10 Sunnis killed when a Shi'a suicide bomber blew himself up in Baquba during a funeral.

According to Iraqis, U.S. troops opened fire on a father and son who, as part of the new U.S.-backed and financed Sunni local militias, were carrying weapons when they encountered the U.S. troops the previous day. The multi-national force headquarters did not comment on the claim, only noting that two Iraqis had been killed.

In the inevitable way that unintended consequences ply out when war is the setting, on December 25th, two deaths suddenly become 12.

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