Sign of the Times
In today's Times of London (not a liberal UK rag, btw.)
You know things are shitty for your country when your best friends are dissing your flag.
Meanwhile, Michelle Malkin surprises with a tad bit of balanced commentary:
That won't last. She'll be back to fire breathing shortly, I'm sure. BlackFive, meanwhile, has advice on what Jack Murtha should be saying.
To reiterate what I've said before, this incident is painful on both sides of the AK, as it were. If civilians were killed, their grievances are large and deserve redress. But the stress and strain of this mission on these young Marines is equally overwhelming. Let's hope the commanders are appropriately called to account if in fact they allowed this to happen and then tried to cover it up. Worse, it should be clear to everyone at this point that this war has, in various ways, ruined the military it took a generation after Vietnam to repair, destroyed lives on both sides, and stained the good name of the United States for years to come.