Moon Pie wrote:
] The Gulf War was the best managed war in history, from a PR
] perspective. Interestingly, though an unknown number of
] Iraqis were killed, buried in trenches and bombed, mostly, no
] images escaped to US television. At the same time, many US
] 'smart weapons' appear to have been virtually worthless
] despite wartime claims of A+ accuracy.
] This article also brings to mind an account in the latest
] Harper's by a Gulf verteran Marine sniper who describes a
] complete clusterfuck as far as coordination and organization
] go, resulting in friendly fire casualties, which the military
] naturally minimized (i.e. lied about).
What is mind boggling to me is that this kind of white-washing is an ongoing story, yet the next time something like this happens (read: the recent Afghanistan invasion) your average American citizen believes the crap they are force fed.
It's really simple folks: If someone or something (like the American government/military) lies to you every time that means it's probably going to lie to you in the future.
RE: Bodies? What Bodies?