The new Vietnam


from The Left Coaster

"Here’s another good example of the lies that our military are telling to spin the notion that we are killing terrorists in Iraq, in a Vietnam body-count way. Yesterday, while our military spokesmen in Iraq were saying that our forces killed terrorists in Fallujah in the hunt for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi , and said that no civilians were killed, Reuters had the film of family members being pulled from the rubble, including children."


A Reuters witness saw a man and a woman and four children, two boys and two girls, being pulled out of the rubble of a razed home in the rebel-held city of Falluja, about 30 miles west of Baghdad.

The U.S. military denied a family of six was killed, saying it launched four strikes against safehouses used by Zarqawi's fighters.

"Intelligence sources indicate a known Zarqawi propagandist is passing false reports to the media," it said in a statement.

Reuters television footage showed men chanting "There is no God but Allah!" as they carried the body of the father of the family of six.

"Is this the gift that (interim Iraqi Prime Minister) Iyad Allawi is giving to the people of Falluja?" asked one man, pointing to the small bodies of two of the children lying in the trunk of a car. "Every day they strike Falluja."

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