: The Pentagon denies reports that the soldiers killed in Mosul did not have their throats slit and were not pummeled by a crowd. They were shot and killed and robbed. But now Atrios may not see a bad sign.

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    The statement by the military official today offered some clarity to what appeared to be a gruesome killing reminiscent of a well-known incident involving the deaths of American soldiers in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993. That incident, in which an American soldier was dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, was seen as one of the principal reasons the United States quit its attempts to bring order to the capital. …..
    Another mystery was the initial reports about the men having their throats cut. The official could offer no explanation for that.
    God, I love a mystery. Especially when it is such a brain twister!
    The Bush administration would never mislead us. Everyone knows that icky kinda stuff could only happen on Clinton’s watch.
    I’ll believe it when their families get a chance to have their say.

  • At least the families get to have their say. The poor families of the people lying in the mass graves, as seen in these very graphic photos to be found at, never ever got to confront SH, their country’s leader.

  • Don’t you mean to say “The Pentagon denies reports that the soldiers killed in Mosul had their throats slit….”?
    A not so subtile difference IMO