Monday, October 20, 2003


From the AP via the Houston Chronicle:

An elite unit of American soldiers mutilated and killed hundreds of unarmed villagers over seven months in 1967 during the Vietnam War, and an Army investigation was closed with no charges filed, The Blade reported today.

Soldiers of the Tiger Force unit of the Army's 101st Airborne Division dropped grenades into bunkers where villagers -- including women and children -- hid, and shot farmers without warning, the newspaper reported. Soldiers told The Blade that they severed ears from the dead and strung them on shoelaces to wear around their necks.

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This is where we will be if we stay in Iraq. The glory has ended, but the killing continues. Reports of low morale among US soldiers continue to mount. US casualties continue to mount. There is no way that our troops can be psychologically immune to these realities. Strong morals don't matter. God-fearing homes don't matter. War is about killing and dying, slaughter and survival. Occupation is about brutal control. The longer US forces are subjected to this insanity, the more likely it is that we will eventually learn of gross atrocities performed by good American kids. For the sake of our soldiers' souls, we must bring them home. Now.