Wednesday, June 18, 2008

WELL, IF THEY SAY SO IT HAS TO BE TRUE

So apparently the Pentagon has explained that American soldiers were "justified" in shooting a Reuter's journalist during a fire fight in Bagdad.

Supposedly his camera looked like a gun, blah, blah, blah. Listen, I'm sure it's hard-as-hell for a soldier to know what's going on in that situation, so I'm not wading into the merits of this one. Nor am I gonna criticize the reporters or the soldiers, all of whom are just trying to do dangerous, difficult jobs.

That said, I'm wondering if the reporter's name was Joseph Smith from Anytown, USA, and not "Waleed Khaled" from Not-in-America, World, if some 20 year-old private wouldn't have been served up Lynndie England-style.

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