Wednesday, April 28, 2010

On the Humanity and Inhumanity of American Soldiers in Combat

If you've seen the video of the massacre in Baghdad, where US forces are shown murdering innocent civilians, you know how gut-wrenching that situation was. The following article is no less gut-wrenching, but it sheds more light on the events of that day, and offers more detail on the humanity - and the inhumanity - of American soldiers in combat.

Iraq war veteran Ethan McCord, who is seen running with an Iraqi child in his arms in the video posted by WikiLeaks of a July 2007 massacre of civilians in Baghdad..., together with another former member of the company, Josh Stieber, have addressed an open “Letter of Reconciliation” to the Iraqi people taking responsibility for their role in this incident and other acts of violence.

I highly recommend reading the full interview.

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