TomDispatch – Tomgram: Michael Schwartz, Desolate Falluja: “The military also issued an expression of regret — and it was a phrase in that statement which still hangs desolately in my memory. The military announced that it ‘deeply regretted the loss of possibly innocent lives.’ Think of that. A 500-pound bomb hits what they themselves then believed not to be ‘the intended target’ and what they regretted was the loss of ‘possibly innocent’ lives. Was it simply assumed by now that so many Iraqis support the insurgency in areas like Mosul that even in the ‘wrong’ house the odds of ‘innocence’ were slim? “

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