Last week a group called Wikileaks put out a video that can be found on YouTube which they titled "Collateral Murder, Wikileaks, Iraq." I'll let Wikileaks describe their thoughts on the video:
WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad -- including two Reuters news staff. Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-site, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded. For further information please visit the special project website http://www.collateralmurder.com/.This is nothing but pure leftist tripe.
Yesterday there was a post at one of my favorite websites, Missourah.com, that gives a quite different version of what was going on in that film. I'll quote the last part, but the entire post is a must-read, "A Soldier's Response."
I will conclude with an observation in response to the claims that our soldiers are callous child-murderers. At 21:44 in the video you can clearly see a soldier running, carrying one of the wounded children for medical evacuation. Apparently both of the children wounded in the attack survived thanks to the actions of the soldiers on the ground. Terrible things happen in war — but I know the heart of our soldiers fighting overseas and I know that they are good people, doing their best at an extremely difficult job. Serving in the military does not turn you into a bloodthirsty automaton. If anything the military imbues a sense of pride, honor, patriotism and selfless service and provides the opportunity to be part of something greater than yourself.The contrast between the "Wikifreak" people and our American soldiers couldn't be more stark. Frankly, I wish all these self-hating, America-hating leftist bastards would find themselves somewhere else to live--like maybe Iran. I am seriously so sick and tired of pointing out to these leftists loons that our troops are the people who put themselves on the line so that people like Wikileak (while hiding under their desks) will have the freedom to spew this kind of venom. It's true, but I'm getting tired of pointing it out.
The United States military is the defender of freedom and a force for good in the world. Malicious, agenda-driven propaganda cannot change that, and we must never forget it.
God bless our troops and God bless America.