Wonder if this particular soldier thinks it’s fine for CNN to show video taken by the enemy of snipers firing on US troops?
BAGHDAD — A Soldier from Troop A, 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Multi-National Division — Baghdad, provides security after a sniper fires rounds in the vicinity of his unit during a humanitarian aid mission in Baghdad’s Karkh district Oct. 13. Despite terrorist small-arms fire, Soldiers delivered 75 generators to be distributed to the area’s schools, as well as backpacks and soccer balls to be given to the students. [Emphasis Murdoc’s]
Did you notice that? Snipers are firing on a delivery of generators that will provide power for 60 area schools and of backpacks and soccer balls. (Pic from DIVDS)
Wolf Blitzer of CNN, which aired a video of an insurgent sniper shooting a US soldier, asked this:
“Is this appropriate, Mr. Chairman, Congressman Hunter, for the American public to see how awful, to see how brutal the war can actually be? Because I — I guess there has been criticism from the other side that we sort of whitewash, and we don’t really convey to the American public the full extent of the brutality of the enemy. Do the American people have a right to know what war is like?”
How about showing us the soldiers who protect the deliveries of electrical generators, backpacks, and soccer balls to Iraqi schools? That would show us what this war “is like”.
Since you can’t film that from the Green Zone hotels, maybe the US military could put together a video of it for CNN to air. But, alas, that would merely be propaganda.
Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif, asked Blitzer:
“Does CNN want America to win this thing?”
I think the answer has been very clear for quite some time.
Meanwhile, if you really want to support some snipers, why not check out AmericanSnipers.org? I’ve been linking to them for months and have been gratified to see that around 2-3% of MO visitors click over. If straight shootin’ is your thing, why not lend a hand to the good guys?