Eyes on Iraqis


“You can’t escape and you can’t hide … the coalition will find you and bring you to justice.”

This is a leaflet that the Marines have scattered all over Fallujah, according to Iraqis.

In 10 days since the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force relieved the 82nd Airborne in Fallujah, 7 Marines have been killed.

Don’t expect to find out how those Marines were killed. Carol Rosenberg reports for Knight Ridder:

Adopting a new tactic, the Marines have stopped giving information about how Marines have been killed or give any details about the latest battles, saying any information helps the enemy. Instead of explaining how Marines were killed, they say only “due to enemy action.”

I think this flyer is a good illustration of something Senator Rockefeller said today as he was lamenting his “wrong” vote authorizing the invasion of Iraq:

“We had this feeling we could be welcomed as liberators. Americans don’t know history, geography, ethnicity. The administration had no idea of what they were getting into in Iraq. We are not internationalists. We border on being isolationists. We don’t know anything about the Middle East.”