I was just as horrified as anyone that these men turned out to not be insurgents but (and its a big but here) listen to the dialogue the chatter between the pilots and their controller, they clearly believed that these men were insurgents and that they were justified in taking them out. It is truly fucked up that Apache helicopter pilots could not tell with 100% accuracy just who the bad guys are in the Iraq war but show me a war where no soldier fires upon and kills the innocent and I will show you a very unrealistic computer game designed by a self righteous lefty with no experience in the military.
Since 2007, we acknowledged everything that’s in the video,” the official said. “We acknowledged that the strike took place and that there were two Reuters employees (killed).”
“We know that two kids were injured,” the official said.
“The RPG in the video is real,” the official added. “We had insurgents and reporters in an area where US forces were about to be ambushed.
“At the time we weren’t able to discern whether (the Reuters employees) were carrying cameras or weapons,” the official said.
In a statement, Reuters news editor-in-chief David Schlesinger said “the deaths of Namir Noor-Eldeen and Saeed Chmagh three years ago were tragic and emblematic of the extreme dangers that exist in covering war zones.
In war some very bad mistakes are made and people die as a result. If you lose sight of that as you climb onto your high horse of moral indignation it is probably because you have your head right up your arse.
Until next time Comrades.