"Through a combination of gung-ho recklessness and criminal behaviour born of panic, a narrative emerges of an army that frequently commits acts of cold-blooded violence. A number of interviewees revealed that the military will attempt to frame innocent bystanders as insurgents, often after panicked American troops have fired into groups of unarmed Iraqis. The veterans said the troops involved would round up any survivors and accuse them of being in the resistance while planting Kalashnikov AK47 rifles beside corpses to make it appear that they had died in combat."'A dead Iraqi is just another dead Iraqi... You know, so what?' - Independent Online Edition > Americas
This war is changing our men and women soldiers. It is having negative mental side effects, which is making them do things they wouldn't normally do. We don't want this for our country.
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