In her Aug. 4 column on civilian deaths in Qana, Lebanon, caused by Israeli operations, Michelle Malkin addressed “to the photographer-stenographers who were herded to the scene eight hours after the strike,” the question, “Why is it that the bodies of the children were already in a state of rigor mortis?”
This question is easily answered. According to Unnatural Death, by Dr. Michael Baden, “Rigor mortis begins to show two hours after death and takes 12 hours to peak. . . . After 36 hours, the body becomes soft again.”
Now, I have a question of my own: Just how ignorant is Michelle Malkin?