Monday, May 12, 2003

Bile Rising

I was having a look at a site called the memory hole (which is an interesting site in itself) and I found a link to a story in The Ithaca Journal. Its a story from about a year ago - basically a returning soldier's recollections of the fighting in Afghanistan. It makes for fairly chilling reading especially when you get to this quote.

"We were told there were no friendly forces, If there was anybody there, they were the enemy. We were told specifically that if there were women and children to kill them."

The paper describes him speaking "candidly about the reality of war" mention of the fact that his superiors actually ordered him to commit war crimes.

Do you feel the bile rising?