Video of Baghdad war casualties explodes among bloggers

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    It's too bad I can't post it here.

    Video of Baghdad war casualties explodes among bloggers | D.C. Now | Los Angeles Times

    Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind. -George Orwell

    video link sucked. here is a better one: [youtube]BYyHzkmFpXU[/youtube]

    note: may disturb sensitive type.
     
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    Much of the dissenting commentary took shots at WikiLeaks. The Jawa Report wrote, "These people are beyond stupid, they're evil. Worst case scenario this is a few innocent being accidentally killed in the fog of war."

    Likewise, Hot Air notes that the reporters who were killed knew the dangers when they signed up for the job: "War correspondents take huge risks to bring news of a war to readers far away. What this shows is just how risky it is to embed with terrorists, especially when their enemy controls the air."

    Two other high-profile blogs, the Weekly Standard and the American, also took issue with WikiLeaks' framing of the incident as a murder.

    Mediatedefends the military personnel in the video, who, the writer says, "audibly mistook the camera for an RPG, a weapon that can, and has, taken down Apache Helicopters."

    Daily Kos explored the concept of government openness, and wrote, "This is a move toward transparency that should have been practiced from the moment the Army found out they killed a number of innocents"


    -Video of Baghdad war casualties explodes among bloggers | D.C. Now | Los Angeles Times

    [youtube]7sYXppiOteM[/youtube]

    thing is the military should stop fuckin' lying. mistakes happen in war. people should know since Nixon, the cover up only makes things worse.
     
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