Was There Even a Massacre at Haditha? Does the MSM Have Egg On its Face?

Saturday, June 10, 2006
My gut impression is that the alleged Haditha massacre is a con game to get money out of the United States government. Clarice Feldman has actually put together a good argument that this is indeed the case:

“Evidence accumulates of a hoax in Haditha. The weblog Sweetness & Light has done an estimable service gathering together the articles which cast substantial doubt on the charge of a massacre of civilians at Haditha . Because the blog is too busy gathering and fisking the news, I offered and the publisher accepted my offer to put what he has uncovered in a narrative form.

Having done so, I can tell you that the story has a whiff of yet another mediagenic scandal like the TANG memos or the Plame “outing.” While the Marines quite correctly will not comment on the case pending the outcome of their investigation, I am not bound by those rules, and I will sum up the story for you.”

Read the rest of her brilliant analysis.

(Hat tip: Power Line)

6 comments:

Skookumchuk said...

Nose, peanut, Equator.

Barry Dauphin said...

The MSM will have egg on its face, although the moonbats would still fly. The original story is out and has become believed by most people. Any retractions will be on the basis of challenging the truthfulness of witnesses and some forensic evidence, and the moonbats will yell, "cover up." Kos will still be able to raise money for the Sheehan crowd. The Dems would not retake the House though. Maybe Rove put out this story to see who would bite.

David Thomson said...

“Any retractions will be on the basis of challenging the truthfulness of witnesses and some forensic evidence, and the moonbats will yell, "cover up." Kos will still be able to raise money for the Sheehan crowd.”

The Daily Kos folks are now Democratic Party “mainstreamers.” They will likely remain nutty until the end of their days. This virtually dooms the chances of the Democrats in the red states during national elections. The red states will get redder and the blue states bluer. Thank God for the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. It is my adamant conviction that it is the electoral college which saves our country from Armageddon. Also, the 2010 census will further weaken the Democrats. The red states are sure to pickup more congressional seats.

Eric Blair said...

Something happened.

The Marine Corps doesn't relieve two company commanders and a battalion commander for no good reason.

I don't know what happened, but something did.

ex-democrat said...

based on this account, not a hoax exactly but probably a shrewd piece of propaganda. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/10/AR2006061001129.html
as for the true story? war is hell. only a fool thinks otherwise.
and only a real fool thinks that means the price is never worth paying.

Georgfelis said...

To the Press, it doesn’t matter how badly they get egged. Their template is Smear, Overblow, and Run. Haditha is now in the Run phase. They have succeeded in linking “Haditha” with “Marine Massacre” no matter how much contrary evidence comes up in the future.