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  • The road to Haditha: changing face of war

    08/23/2006 5:16:07 AM PDT · by Coop · 48 replies · 2,636+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/22/06 | George Bryjak
    SAN DIEGO // On Nov. 19, 2005, a unit of Marines arrived at the Iraqi village of Haditha to remove the bodies of civilians reportedly killed by a roadside blast. What they found were infants, women and children shot in the face and chest and the body of a wheelchair-bound elderly man riddled with bullets. A group of Marines are under criminal investigation that could lead to murder charges in the slayings of 24 civilians in the western Iraqi village. Like Abu Ghraib, Haditha has become synonymous with war atrocities, in this case an alleged act of retribution for the...