The latest executions style murder of Iraqi civilians in Haditha is not the first. Several months ago I read of a very similar events that happened in Tikrit and Ashaqi. There is much evidence that the growing phenomenon of death squads in Iraq, is part of U.S. policy and investigations of this have been supressed. Though it has been known that many involved in death squad acitivity have been trained by the U.S., no surprise given the leadership role of John Negroponte and his NSA/repug ilk, what has not been stated is that many of these death squads may be made up of our own soldiers as well as government paid mercenaries. It has reached the point that even Iraq's "Vichy" leadership is voicing outrage and demanding its own investigation while Bush blathers meaningless drivle about "being troubled" and "talking to General Pace"."
Though according to the Nuremburg Principles, each soldier is personally responsible for their actions, it is the leadership that bears full responsibility. My finger is pointed directly at this vile administration, and it's media syncophants.