If the allegations of the slaughter of innocent Iraqi men, women and children are proven to be true, the Marines involved should be punished accordingly [June 12]. That American troops are stretched too thin and under incredible stress is not an excuse for murder. But the ultimate focus should be on the leaders who put our brave men and women in this hellish situation in the first place and who stubbornly and arrogantly leave them there to fight a senseless and unwinnable war.
Timonium, Maryland, U.S.
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