American troops today admitted they routinely gun down Iraqi civilians - some of whom are entirely innocent.
...Sergeant First Class John Meadows summed up the prevailing attitude amongst his colleagues telling the Evening Standard that Iraqi fighters were dressed in civilian clothes.
"You can't distinguish between who's trying to kill you and who's not," he said.
"Like, the only way to get through s*** like that was to concentrate on getting through it by killing as many people as you can, people you know are trying to kill you. Killing them first and getting home."
And in an admission that directly contrasts with the line coming out from the Pentagon's spin doctors Specialist Corporal Michael Richardson added: "There was no dilemma when it came to shooting people who were not in uniform, I just pulled the trigger.
"It was up close and personal the whole time, there wasn't a big distance. If they were there, they were enemy, whether in uniform or not. Some were, some weren't."...
--Daily Mirror (U.K.)
(Thanks to Tom Tomorrow and Bohemian Mama for spotting this.)