Monday, August 21, 2006

I Wonder

I did some thinking over the weekend about Murtha's initial statement on Haditha. Here's the statement that I've been pondering:
"It’s a very serious incident, unfortunately. It shows the tremendous pressure that these guys are under every day when they’re out in combat," he said. "One man was killed with an [improvised explosive device] and after that they actually went into the houses and killed women and children."
If "these guys" were under such "tremendous pressure", why haven't we seen this type of violence on a more widespread basis? If Murtha's theory that these were Marines that cracked under extreme pressure is right, then shouldn't we be hearing about this type of event in more places than just Haditha?

It's obvious that Murtha's theory isn't right, though. The theory falls apart because we haven't heard of troops cracking under the extreme pressure. Murtha's only making that statement to distract from the fact that he's paying judge, jury and executioner. He doesn't want people thinking that he's just a politician who craves a seat of power.

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Cross-posted at California Conservative