Mazen al-Tumeizi, a Palestinian working for Al-Arabiya, one of the main Arab satellite television channels, was among 12 people - all believed to be civilians - killed in the incident on Haifa Street.
Tell me again why they hate us? Oh, I remember: it's because we love freedom.
Well, now we know why Bremer made one of the conditions of the "handover" of power that no US military personnel are to be subject to Iraqi law, as if the reason wasn't obvious from the very beginning.
I bet again there's not going to be so much a squeak out of American politicians, editorial writers, or columnists. And where is the UN General Assembly? Why doesn't it condemn the US?
Update [2004-9-13 15:59:38 by Alexander]: Patrick Cockburn of the Independent has a story about this:
Twelve others were killed and 61 wounded by rockets from two US helicopters on Haifa Street in central Baghdad. They had fired into a crowd milling around a burning Bradley fighting vehicle that had been hit by a rocket or bomb hours before...
"The helicopter fired on the Bradley to destroy it after it had been hit earlier and it was on fire," said Major Phil Smith of the 1st Cavalry Division. "It was for the safety of the people around it."
Update [2004-9-14 7:50:34 by Alexander]:Paul Krugman starts today's op-ed with this story.