Friday, March 28, 2003

Were two British soldiers brutally executed by the Iraqis? As I was watching Tony Blair recount the killing of the two on CNN, the station was running a story on the ticker-tape below the image that the two men killed were not soldiers at all, but probably humanitarian workers, and it cited the British Army for this clarification.

Now we have this from The Guardian, informing us:

Tony Blair appeared to backtrack yesterday when his official spokesman said there was no "absolute evidence" that two British soldiers who were killed after being separated from their unit in southern Iraq were executed, as the prime minister had earlier suggested.

The clarification doesn't deny suspicion of cold-blooded murder, but I'm wondering what happened to that story run on CNN? The mystery is hardly resolved by the fact that the two men were positively identified yesterday as British soldiers.

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