– “The US military has confirmed the authenticity of newly released video showing US forces indiscriminately firing on Iraqi civilians. On Monday, the website posted footage taken from a US military helicopter in July 2007 as it killed twelve people and wounded two children. The dead included two employees of the Reuters news agency, photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen and driver Saeed Chmagh.”

Watch the video Report.

As horrific as this video is, our government’s call on this one is right.  The Pentagon ruled earlier that the soldier’s acts did not violate the rules of engagement and continue to stand by it’s findings. The Pentagon most recently stated that the original investigation was the right conclusion and they will not be reopening the investigation.

Soldiers do what they have to mentally and psychologically to survive the daily acts of killing required to stay alive themselves.  It’s the nature of war.  The soldier’s are not at fault.  They follow orders.  Orders given to them from our Country.

So, who is really at fault?  Our Country is at fault.  Stop the war.  Stop the killing.

Maybe that’s too simple of a proposition.

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