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January 09, 2005
Sunday Is Bitter Joke Day
From the Washington Post:
Iraqis Die In Errant Bombing By U.S.; Toll Is Disputed
A U.S. warplane mistakenly dropped a 500-pound bomb Saturday on a house in a village near the northern city of Mosul...
[The U.S. military said] that five people were killed... The owner of the house told news services that the bomb killed 14 people, including seven children.
The conflicting death tolls could not be independently reconciled.
Well then, tie goes to America!
It's true we may make mistakes, such as dropping 500 pound bombs on the wrong target. But we never make important mistakes, like getting the number of people we killed wrong.Posted at January 9, 2005 06:33 AM | TrackBack