Marines killed civilians “in cold blood”

“Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood,” said Jack Murtha of Pennsylvania, a decorated Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam and is among the most influential Democratic voices on military matters. “This is going to be a very, very bad thing for the United States.”

From Salon.com News

Really sad story here. I have a lot of sympathy for troops in Iraq. They’re in a really tough fight made worse by failures of the civilian leadership. And this is yet another tragic incident that will serve as propaganda by the Islamists.