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  •  What so many people - critics of this (9+ / 0-)

    whistleblowing -- don't seem to get is that the general population was simply trying to live their normal lives.

    They didn't know a death machine helicopter from above was about to slaughter them.  You have a photographer trying to get photos where there might be shooting. You have regular shopkeepers and people in the area. You have a guy in a van with his kids, traveling somewhere.

    None of these people knew the US military was about to blow them to bits, literally.  And then to joke about what they were doing?  We sent a bunch of people into Iraq with a very poor attitude toward the people they were supposed to be "saving" from Saddam.  And they demonstrate that quite well on the video in their own words.

    the most horrid words I have ever seen in my life was 'they shouldn't have brought their kids to the war'.
    Iraq is their country.  Americans are invaders. No other way around it.  Their kids live there.  This wasn't a battlefield of two arrayed armies ready to slug it out.  It was an urban neighborhood with all sorts of people present.  

    How is that hard to understand?  The murdered men, women and children live there.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 10:41:50 AM PDT

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