Josh Stieber, conscientious objector and former U.S. Army Specialist, discusses the all-too-ordinary events shown on the WikiLeaks “Collateral Murder” video, the video’s failure to show the ground patrol units being protected by the helicopters, soldiers who are trained to shoot first and ask questions later and why criticism should be directed at the policy of occupation instead of the actions of individual soldiers.
MP3 here. (27:57)
Josh Stieber is a former U.S. Army Specialist deployed to Iraq in 2007 and 2008. He was in Bravo Company 2-16 (although not on patrol) at the time it was involved in the Apache helicopter attack depicted on the video released by WikiLeaks.