One more reason why we need to get the F’ck out of Iraq

This video is sickening. Don’t watch it with children.



7 comments ↓

#1 Poly43 on 04.06.10 at 5:28 pm

Sickening.

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

~Ernest Hemingway

#2 l3wis on 04.06.10 at 8:10 pm

Isn’t Intel supposed to verify this kind of stuff before we start blowing away people and children with a 30 MM cannon?

#3 John2 on 04.06.10 at 8:41 pm

Winning the hearts and minds, one broken family at a time.

#4 Angry Guy on 04.07.10 at 5:56 am

Maybe they should carry cameras that don’t look like AKs from the cockpit of an Apache death machine. And if you are going to take the family wagon to pick up wounded people bleeding in the streets of Iraq, maybe you should leave your kids at home.

#5 Costner on 04.07.10 at 7:10 am

“I’m willing to sacrifice anything for the sake of freedom… even other people’s lives.”

War is hell… but in this case things were done by the book and they had authorization to fire. It is unfortunate, but as long as we engage in combat, these type of incidents will happen.

#6 James Milne on 04.07.10 at 9:39 am

“War is hell… but in this case things were done by the book and they had authorization to fire. It is unfortunate, but as long as we engage in combat, these type of incidents will happen.”

And sadly that is correct. We can’t play world police and be the nice guy, it just doesn’t work.

#7 Apache Commander on 04.07.10 at 6:42 pm

Quit excusing incompetence. Quit blaming the victims . . . of an elective war.

There is NOTHING in the video indicating hostile intent. NOTHING. The Nuermberg defense was proven invalid. NOTHING was aimed, NOTHING was pointed. NOTHING fired a shot. NO ONE pointed at the aircraft or at other friendlies. This was a close engagement. The victims would have heard the helicopter.

Even Gen McCrystal (another theater, same soldiers) admitted last week that we’ve killed many, many people who meant us no harm.