Sunday, January 20, 2008

More Lies From the NYT

Mark Steyn points us to the New York Times regarding
"a series of articles" – that's right, a whole series – "about veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have committed killings, or been charged with them, after coming home." It's an epidemic, folks. As the Times put it:

"Town by town across the country, headlines have been telling similar stories. Lakewood, Wash.: 'Family Blames Iraq After Son Kills Wife.' Pierre, S.D.: 'Soldier Charged With Murder Testifies About Postwar Stress.' Colorado Springs: 'Iraq War Vets Suspected in Two Slayings, Crime Ring.'"


"Individually, these are stories of local crimes, gut-wrenching postscripts to the war for the military men, their victims and their communities. Taken together, they paint the patchwork picture of a quiet phenomenon, tracing a cross-country trail of death and heartbreak."

Oh the horror! Only, just as in the 2006 report of the medical journal The Lancet, that stated the Iraq war had killed over 650,000 civilians that wasn't true, neither was this.

...the columnist Ralph Peters calculated that Iraq and Afghanistan vets are about one-fifth as likely to murder you as the average 18-to-34-year-old American male.

So just another case of the NYT trying denigrate our troops. Make them out to be monsters, instead of the heroes they are in reality.

h/t BigDog