US Bush administration refuses to prosecute troops for killing British soldiers in Iraq


US bombs in Afghanistan, cartoonFrom The Observer in Britain:

Maybe she was naive to expect the truth.

Four years after being killed by an American pilot, Mandy Hull has still to discover why her son was shot by US forces one morning in Iraq.

As she left Oxford coroners court shortly before midday last Friday, she wept briefly.

Her sense of betrayal had never felt keener.

The British government had, she suspected, misled her.

The Pentagon had point-blank refused to even identify the American servicemen who shot her 25-year-old son.

Her only son. ‘It makes you sick,’ she said.

The inquest into the death of Lance Corporal Matthew ‘Matty’ Hull is more than the tale of a man killed by people who were supposed to be on the same side.

His death at the hands of American pilots who ignored British army pleas to stop shooting has led to strained relations between both sets of soldiers and frayed diplomatic ties amid fresh fears of an increasingly lopsided relationship between Britain and its closest ally in the ‘war on terror’.

See also here.

US government, UK coroner, and helicopter crash in Iraq: here.

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