Sunday September 20, 2020

‘Ethics training’ for US soldiers in Iraq is a sick joke

No doubt many Iraqi civilians will sleep easier in their beds this week secure in the knowledge that American troops in their country are to receive 30 days of ‘ethics training’ as a belated response to the massacre in Haditha, in November of last ye

10th June, 2006

Details of events in Haditha are far from sketchy, as there were plenty of witnesses, and pictures of blood-spattered beds. The bodies of infants tell their own tragically eloquent story. However, details of the US military’s new ethics training are extremely sketchy, as is often the case with knee-jerk public relations stunts.

Indeed, many American outlets described the initiative as a lesson in ‘‘core warrior values’’, which presumably plays better with the folks...

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