Friday, June 02, 2006

US Troops cleared in Ishaqi raid probe

This seems to be the fallout from Haditha... More and more claims, regarldess of evidence (or a lack thereof) of troop misconduct. It seems all the MSM cares about are allegations.

WASHINGTON - A military investigation into allegations that U.S. troops intentionally killed Iraqi civilians in a March 15 raid in a village north of Baghdad has cleared the troops of misconduct, two defense officials said Friday.

The investigation concluded that the U.S. troops followed proper procedures in raising the level of force as they came under attack upon approaching a building where they believed an al-Qaida terrorist was hiding, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the results had not been publicly released.

The investigation concluded that no troops committed acts that merited disciplinary action, they added

We're just going to have to combat these one at a time. So... one down.

How many more to go?

And as if you needed to be reminded why we're fighting, Allahpundit at HotAir posts British police raid a suspected chemical bomb-making factory in London.