Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Haditha Revisited

Those of you with television access might want to take note of Frontline’s Haditha: “Rules of Engagement” airing tonight on PBS. Jules Crittenden writes:

I just finished watching a review copy. If you want to know the basics on this political football, see principal participants and witnesses interviewed — Marines, Haditha survivors, reporters and lawyers — and see extensive private and military video footage and stills of 3rd Platoon, Kilo Company, 3/1 Marines in Haditha before, during and after the Nov. 19, 2005 incident, you’ll want to watch this.

It was a big story when it broke, and when it looked like the My Lai of this war. And a lot of people who knew better shott their mouths off prematurely. Then the wheels fell off, and the story sank. Good on PBS for not forgetting.