I will state up front the American military has had is share of deadly incidents and embarrasments, such as Haditha, Abu Ghraib, and the Apache gunship massacre. I don’t want a debate on the conditions surrounding an actual atrocity.
I was watching True Blood last night, and part of the storyline is a character with PTSD. To tie the present with the past, it showed a flashback scene in which a group of civilian Iraquis was slaughtered then thrown in to a pile, soaked with fuel, and set alight.
It just struck me as holy shit over the top and unnecessary. There are plenty of actual incidents to pick on the military about, without creating what would be, were it true, the most grotesque in the current group of conflicts.