Wednesday, August 15, 2007

AFP Reporters Need Firearms Training

An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house following an early coalition forces raid in the predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City.
OK...... So coalition forces are throwing bullets at innocents now?

I'm sure that having a raid in your neighborhood is no picnic, don't get me wrong. But the cartridges that this woman is holding haven't been fired. You would expect a reporter in a war zone to know that the bullet is that copper colored bit on the end that goes flying off with much enthusiasm when the cartridge is fired.

And if this photo is intended to show the hardship innocents face at the hands of the coalition forces, I'd note that the purpose of the raids is to kill and drive off the real threat to the Iraqi people: terrorists, like those who just killed 200 Iraqis with 4 truck/car bombs.