June 30, 2002

FLIT SAYS that the U.S. Air Force is trying to whitewash the actions of Major Harry Schmidt, who accidentally bombed allied forces, killing several Canadian soldiers. I haven’t followed this as closely as Bruce, but the story that he makes out is pretty damning. I hope that some American media will look into this. Finding out what happened, and ensuring that people are held accountable, isn’t bad for the war. It’s good for the war. Bureaucratic ass-covering is bad for the war, and there seems to be plenty of it.