This August 22, 2005 article from the Guardian describes the conditions the U.S. Marines were having to deal with in Haditha last fall. It was called a citadel of insurgency.

The constitution talks, the referendum due in October, the election due in December: all are deemed collaboration punishable by death. The task now is to bleed the Americans and destabilise the government. Some call that nihilism. Haditha calls it the future.

Beth of Blue Star Chronicles asks, Will this get the coverage the accusations against Our Marines have gotten?

It should but it won’t.

CNN’s Arwa Damon has an interesting account of her experience while embedded with the Marines at Haditha.

Lorie Byrd has more.

Michelle Malkin writes…….

Finally, there is this incontrovertible fact: There are countless numbers of anti-war zealots on the American Left rooting for failure. They believe the worst about the troops. They’ve blindly embraced frauds who’ve lied about their military service and lied about wartime atrocities. They’ve allied themselves with socialist kooks and coddled murderous dictators. They are looking for any excuse to pull out, abandon military operations and reconstruction, and impeach the president.