Tuesday, March 29, 2011
OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
The U.S. Army has issued another apology to the people of Afghanistan after Rolling Stone magazine published more photos of U.S. troops posing with the corpses of Afghan civilians. Similar photos appeared last week in the German magazine Der Spiegel and were broadcast on Democracy Now! The Pentagon said, “The photos published by Rolling Stone are disturbing and in striking contrast to the standards and values of the United States Army." The photos include images of a group of U.S. Army soldiers accused of killing unarmed Afghan civilians in cold blood. Rolling Stone also published a graphic video of U.S. soldiers shooting and killing two Afghans on a motorcycle. The video was taken on patrol with a helmet-mounted camera. Soldiers later shared the video with others in clear violation of Army standards.