Killing women and children all in a day’s work

It’s hardly surprising that the US military keeps finding its troops innocent of murdering civilians, when murdering civilians is considered part of their job.

A US Marine was ordered to execute a room full of Iraqi women and children during an alleged massacre in Haditha that left 24 people dead, a military court heard Thursday.

The testimony came in the opening of a preliminary hearing for Marine Sergeant Frank Wuterich, who faces 17 counts of murder over the Haditha killings, the most serious war crimes allegations faced by US troops in Iraq

Seeing as no one disputes the massacre took place, and that three of the soldiers have already been exonerated, it stands to reason that the military considers such actions routine.

Meanwhile, the US military is seeing to it that as few of these “inconvenient” stories make it to the airwaves as possible.