AP takes first in the propaganda sweepstakes that will be running over the next few months. Read the story carefully and try and discern any "facts" concerning Haditha. I won't be commenting much on Haditha until the Army's report is issued because I have a very deep and sincere mistrust of anything that John Murtha says and an even deeper mistrust of anything that the presse ancien prints.
If any crime is determined to have been committed I have every confidence that the JAG will enforce the UCMJ appropriately and completely. I also have every confidence that the Democrat Party organs will lie through their teeth in an effort to besmirch American armed forces.
I would also note that we can anticipate close cooperation between the anti-American media and their allies, al-Queada and the Sunni insurgents. The cooperation will extend to the misrepresentation of incidents such as that at Ishaqi and confusion regarding mistranslation of Iraqi leader's remarks. I'll be watching Iraq the Model for accurate translation and explanation (scroll down for an example).
Sedition isn't fun and games - and it's not going to have a positive political payoff either. Murtha and his ilk are overreaching and there is a price that will be paid at the polls for their despicable behavior.
UPDATE: The secondrate (both intellectually and as a business man) Arthur Sulzberger Jr. delivered a commencement address that is worth reading in order to plumb the shallowness of an individual bred and born to privilege but raised with the same lack of moral compass evidence by his "hero" John Kerry. The pride taken by Sulzberger in the deaths caused by the Democrat Party's withdrawal of support for the South Vietnamese is probably somewhat less than that taken by his Communist teachers and professors in having successfully turned another 'person of influence' - although, it must be said that Junior did not fall far from the tree.
Sulzberger and Kerry are emblematic of rot, neither has a single accomplishment in their entire lives to which either could point and say "I helped build that". They are, as is the political philosophy they espouse, in the business of destruction. They were willing to denigrate the service of brave servicemen in order to achieve Communist aims concerning Vietnam and they are will to do the same to our servicemen in Iraq in order to advance their surrogate party's interests today.
We (and the Iraqis) are fortunate to live at a time when it is possible to rebut enemy propaganda with facts presented in a manner which approximates reality while Sulzberger and Kerry will spend the rest of their days as living proof of the veracity of Proverbs 26:11
As a dog returns to his own vomit, So a fool repeats his folly.
It will be an honest epitaph for both of them.