The Houston Chronicle, inter alia, reported today of the charges being levied against a group of US troops in Iraq today. Five US Army soldiers stand accusing of assaulting a young lady, killing her and her family, and then “allegedly burned the body of the woman they are accused of assaulting.”
This follows the investigation into the murder of two dozen unarmed Iraqi civilians in Haditha.
In my MySpace blog, I give a hypothesis as to the root of all of these crimes — namely the psychological (and often racist) dynamic inherent in the new military marketing and recruiting.
Sof kol sof, this brings the number of soldiers accused in cases connected to the deaths of Iraqis to 14.
Besides the obvious 2,500 (plus?) — I think this is the other number to watch in Iraq.