t r u t h o u t | Iraq War Vet: "We Were Told to Just Shoot People, and the Officers Would Take Care of Us" i particularly like the comment of the soldier about how they just started killing everybody "after the absurdity of the war has set in" i think that's a good point. you have some assholes inventing WMDs that don't exist to justify the war. then you have idiot population supporting the war. then after CIA, the Government and the People have all been 100% wrong EACH we now send some teenagers fresh from high school to Iraq and we expect them now to be 100% right and know exactly who the bad guys are - that's just not realistic ! i honestly can't blame our soldiers for just mowing down civilians randomly. in their situation it makes more sense to do that than starting the war did when we started it. we want to not have to bother thinking what we do and just fuck up left and right and then we expect them to sort our mistakes out for us ? well they are more interested in staying alive than making it look as if we the people didn't fuck up when we allowed the war to start.