1.10.2005

Geez


I was out of town for a few days and it looks not much happened while I was gone, unless of course you live in Iraq and your house was accidentally bombed.

If you don't want to read the story I'll tell ya: The military hit the wrong target in Iraq and wiped out a house that was in the vicinity of their intended target.

Ok, that stuff happens. It's not good, but it happens. If you wanna bomb a populace into submission you gotta break a few eggs I suppose.

But what bugs me is that the pentagram.. er, pentagon just had to go and make it worse by saying that the military "deeply regrets the loss of possibly innocent lives."

Possibly innocent lives? That's like going to a funeral and going up to the crying widow and saying "I'm deeply sorry that your husband is probably in hell." Don't they think the Iraqis are already mad enough without us rubbing their faces in it?

"Yeah we're really sorry about blowing those people to smithereens. What makes us feel even worse is that we killed so many of them that there was bound to be one of two decent human beings in there too. Statistically speaking there is a slight possibility that a random sampling of Iraqis might contain a few who are ok people and if we just blew any of those people up... our bad."

Whos the PR wizard who dreamed up that soundbyte? This is the pentagon, it employs thousands of people. They have a $400 billion a year budget and "Oops sorry, some of them might notta deserved to be killed" is the best we can come up with?



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