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Friday, June 09, 2006

Questions About Haditha

Questions are being asked, and apparently there are good reasons to doubt published accounts of an alleged "massacre" at Haditha.

Sweetness & Light looks at the story's sourcing and finds major problems. here

The American Thinker expands on the theme here.

Clarice Feldman summarizes the story's development and writes:

it follows so closely the template for the TANG [The Bush Air National Guard story that brought down Dan Rather] and [Valerie] Plame stories. Take a reporter with an anti-Administration agenda, an interested group (think of the Mashhadanis as the VIPS in the Plame case or Burkett and Lucy Ramirez in the TANG case) and a story too good to be checked and circumstances where the people attacked are limited in what they can quickly respond to and you get a story which smells to me like it will soon be unraveled.

Perhaps. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.


Riehl World Vision notes the myriad inconsistencies in media accounts of what happened in Haditha and the unreliability of some of the key sources here.

Allahpundit offers some corrective observations and notes that the military seems to be taking the allegations seriously. [here]

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