Friday, June 23, 2006
Iraqi Troops Are Turning on Their American Counterparts
Friendly Fire Ambush
By MARJORIE COHN
Sergeant Patrick R. McCaffrey, Sr. and First Lieutenant Andre D. Tyson died on this day two years ago in Balad, Iraq. Back then, military officials reported that enemy insurgents ambushed them. The Army subsequently conducted an investigation and learned the men were targeted and killed by Iraqi troops they were training.
It took a May 22 letter from Senator Barbara Boxer's office to force the Army to finally come clean.
A month before he died, Patrick told his father that Iraqi forces they were training had attacked his unit.
Patrick "was told to keep his mouth shut," his mother said.
The Army denied requests to see autopsy reports.
...insurgents were offering Iraqi soldiers about $100 for each American they could kill.
our chain of command is awfully reckless; they don't seem to give a damn about what's happening to soldiers."
"It's god-awful," said Bob, himself an Army veteran. "It underlies the lie of this whole situation in Iraq. It's all to me a pack of lies."
Boxer noted, "You have to ask yourself, 'What are we doing there with a blank check and a blind eye,
THEY LIE, LIE, LIE, LIE, LIE, LIE
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