They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Iraq: US kills three civilians in 'training accident'

reuters: A U.S. artillery round landed in an inhabited area of Iraq on Friday and police said afterwards that two civilians were killed and four were wounded in a blast, the U.S. military said on Sunday.

One of the wounded died later in hospital, it said in a statement headlined: "Accident in Diyala (province) kills three, injures three."

A U.S. artillery unit fired the 155 mm round during training, the statement said, adding that an investigation was under way.

New Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said last week he was losing patience with reports of U.S. killings of Iraqi civilians. Link