KEVIN SITES EXPLAINS

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I’ve posted before about Kevin Sites, a freelance journalist embeded with the US Marines in Iraq. Sites became a lot better known last week as the reporter who took the startling video of a Marine apparently shooting an unarmed, wounded Iraqi. Many outlets identified Sites as an “anti-war” activist.

In this compelling posting on his Blog, Sites writes an open letter to the Marines to explain to them, and us, what exactly happened on that day.

He ends with these words to the troops:
>So here, ultimately, is how it all plays out: when the Iraqi man in the mosque posed a threat, he was your enemy; when he was subdued he was your responsibility; when he was killed in front of my eyes and my camera — the story of his death became my responsibility.

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