Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Down The Memory Hole

WASHINGTON — Besides waiting nearly a week before identifying the Army staff sergeant who's accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers, the U.S. military scrubbed its websites of references to his combat service.
Gone were photographs of the suspect, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, as well as a recounting in his base's newspaper of a 2007 battle in Iraq involving his unit that quoted him extensively.

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I would be more outraged except this was so incompetently done, the attempt at obscuration became its own punishment.  Just like herpes, the internet is forever.
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