Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Remembering Haditha

So, after seven years, a single U.S marine has been tried for the murder of 24 unarmed iraqis in three houses in Haditha, 2005. They were mostly women and children, one old man in a wheelchair. I wrote a post about it in 2006 I think (in the old blog) and included this beautiful image, 'Haditha', by Emily Johns, an artist whose work I love.

And what sentence did the marine receive? Three months. I could cry for the shame of it.


grey wolf said...

Yes i agree with you an appalling state of affairs.While not wishing the death penalty on anyone they could have least had him spending several years helping out the families of the people he killed.

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