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Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Get Out. Now.

Following a recurring pattern established in Afghanistan, U.S. aircraft have apparently shot up another wedding, this time in western Iraq, killing dozens.
Iraqi witnesses said in a video distributed by The Associated Press that at least 20 people were killed and five others critically wounded early Wednesday when planes fired on a wedding celebration in an Iraqi village near the Syrian border.

The Pentagon said it is investigating.

A man on the video said all homes in the village were destroyed in the attack at about 3 a.m. local time Wednesday.

The video showed at least a dozen bodies, including small children, wrapped in blankets for burial as they were unloaded from a truck.

Men with picks and shovels were digging a series of graves in the video.
Meanwhile, the same article reports the deaths of two more soldiers.

We had no business going there; we've got even less staying.