Posted by Brad @ 11:42 am on April 20th 2010

An Open Letter of Reconciliation & Responsibility to the Iraqi People

From two of the specialists in the Wikileaks Collateral Murder video.

Worth a read.


  1. More pathetic than impressive.

    If I lost relatives or friends in an assault of this sort, and the people involved promised to “work for change from within” without specifying what the work involved, and without refusing to promise not to obey subsequent orders of the kind that caused this, then I would probably see this as moral grandstanding rather than as a meaningful apology.

    Comment by Rojas — 4/20/2010 @ 11:54 am

  2. Considering they’re former troops, a promise not to obey subsequent orders would be kind of empty, no?

    Comment by Dingle — 4/20/2010 @ 2:15 pm

  3. They’re asking for signatures from current service-members as well. I don’t know how much currency such a signature would have under the circumstances.

    If these gentlemen themselves chose to leave the service rather than to continue to participate in the occupation, then I suppose that might mean something. Did they leave for that reason?

    I don’t tend to be a mindless cheerleader for US action overseas, and I opposed this particular war. But…I dunno. Am I the only one who hears a fawning, obsequious tone in this letter? This strikes me as more John Kerry than John Fishback.

    Comment by Rojas — 4/20/2010 @ 2:34 pm

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