I read Bob Herbert's column in the NYT today. He interviewed a vet of the current Iraq war who claimed the soldiers in his unit routinely break coke bottles over the head of Iraqi pedestrians as the soldiers drive by in their Humvees.
I rarely read Herbert as I find he sounds like he is from the "cut and paste any old press release" school of journalism and tends to just phone it in but today I read his story. I am not naive enough to doubt abuses have occurred (as in any other war) but I am a little surprised and therefore have my doubts that real coke bottles are used in large numbers anywhere anymore. Can anyone out there tell me if coke bottles are actually available in sufficient quantities for the soldiers to regularly wield as weapons?