Washington Post Perpetuates the Myth of Retribution

How much do researchers at the Washington Post get paid? How much training does it take to learn how to pull selective items as "research" but ignore some facts that are easily accessible on the Internet?

Once again, I'm doing the job the mainstream media absolutely refuses to do...

Today's WaPo has an article about the six US soldiers charged in the rape and murders in Mahmoudiya and the connection to the barbaric murders of Pfc Menchaca and Pfc. Tucker. Here's some lines from the article, Amid War, Some Violence May Be Personal, by Sonya Geis and John Pomfret with research by Julie Tate ...

"On March 12, a 15-year-old Iraqi girl was raped, and she and her father, mother and sister were gunned down in their home.
Three months later, three U.S. soldiers were slain by insurgents. One was shot and two others were kidnapped and killed and their bodies mutilated in what a group linked to al-Qaeda declared was retribution for the attack on the Iraqi family."

"One of the questions surrounding two of the most dreadful incidents of the war is whether they are connected. Did the alleged rape and murder of Iraqi civilians by U.S. troops beget the torture and slaying of their own comrades?

Earlier this month, the Mujaheddin al-Shura Council posted a gruesome video on the Internet showing the soldiers' disfigured bodies and said they were executed to "avenge" the rape and homicides. Army investigators deny the claims and say there is no connection between the incidents, though military spokesmen did not respond to questions last week about why they believe that."

The supposed connection between the two events has been thoroughly debunked BY THE TERRORISTS THEMSELVES! As I posted earlier this week, prior to the discovery of the bodies of our heroes, the Al Qaeda group (known fact) known as the Mujaheddin al-Shura Council posted a message on Islam Memo and the Iraqi Resistance website regarding negotiations for the release of Menchaca and Tucker. You can read the post right here on the terrorist supporting website, albasrah.net.

Selective reporting and ignoring the easily accessible facts only serves as fodder to the terrorists and demoralizes our soldiers and our country. Is it too much to ask that the media to do its job?