Witness cleansing appears to have become another tactic of the U.S. Administration and its war machine. Like shock and awe, collateral damage, enemy combatants, renditions, etc.; and now - "Operation Forward Together" targets major cities of resistance with oblivion using U.S. trained Iraqi death squads backed-up by U.S. air strikes of annihilation bombings. Silencing witnesses has become a routine psychopathic attempt to avoid conviction for war crimes through acts of impunity shrouded in lies and deception.
Military Public Relations scripts fed to willing media reporters are as transparent as the "values" gimmicks of a Rove political campaign to get the so-called Republican base fired-up before an election. (Or is it base voters for vile Republican Neo-cons who get fired-up?) Even without major media investigative reporting, most Americans are not buying the Bush Administration's phony scripts, and the polls are beginning to show that citizens are getting wiser about PSYOPS Promotions. "Fooling people all the time" seems to be wearing thin for President G. W. Bush and his cronies.
The next step in this ungodly charade is impeachment. But with most members of congress, including both political parties, in the pocket of corporate lobbyists of the Military-Industrial-Complex, and with the courts now stacked with cronies of the Bush Administration; a citizens' popular revolt seems to be the only way to make democracy a reality instead of the delusional representative democracy portrayed by corporate media.