al Jazeera US raid 'kills Iraqi family' reported:
A US air raid has killed eight members of the same family near Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein, the executed Iraqi president, according to police and witnesses said.The pre-dawn helicopter raid on Friday occurred in the village of Al-Dawr where Saddam was captured by US forces in December 2003.
"Eight people, including five men and three women, were killed by a US air strike targeting their home. They are all members of the same family," Firaz al-Duri, first lieutenant of Al-Dawr police said.
al Jazeera also reported in Pakistan condemns US attack that on 08 September 2008:
... a US missile attack in the North Waziristan tribal region destroyed a school and houses associated with a veteran Taliban commander, killing 20 people, including some women and children.
As to be expected, when US military kills women and children as it did repetitively in Iraq and in its ally's territory, without the permission nor knowledge of so-called sovereign Pakistan, the Yanks would claim that there was an al Qaeda (or Taliban) operative inside the house.
The not-unexpected assigned label of 'al Qaeda operative' to one of the hapless Iraqi victims has been meant for US domestic consumption, just in case the good folks back home start to ask awkward questions.
The American military's litany of lies about their callous careless criminal killings started with 'collateral damage' in Vietnam to 'terrorist suspect' in the early days of the Iraqi occupation to now 'al Qaeda operative', depending on how semi-illiterate or insular-minded Americans would react.
Fabrication of sinister militant/terrorist labels for the victims of US military wanton murderous attacks on innocent Iraqi, Afghan, and Pakistan women and children are designed to help salve the conscience of the good folks back home.
Many Americans actually believe their troops, all good American boys who love God, baseball and mum's apple pie, wouldn't hurt a fly and were undoubtedly busy handing out balloons and sweets to foreign kids and helping the poor Afghan and Iraqi farmers improve their lives with good olde fashion American farming techniques. Perhaps they were even teaching them the good game of baseball.
Once an Aussie soldier told me that the rules of engagement for Australian, British and most countries' soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan are "when in doubt, don't shoot", whereas for the Yanks, it's "when in doubt, f* shoot!".
Afterall, to the Yanks, WTF, the victims are only rag heads or camel jocks only.
And my American friends in Colorado wonder why the world hates them.