Kevin Sites is an embedded reporter with a Marine unit in Falluja. He has been under criticism for filming an incident inside a mosque where a Marine shot a wounded insurgent. This past Sunday he has blogged the entire experiance in his words un edited. If you have been reading Kevin’s work, we have linked to his site for several months, you will know he plays it straight. He has been providing fair and objective coverage. Read the facts for your self and you be the judge. War is hell… and hell is no place for the human spirit. Fear… is the enemy.
Kevin Sites Blog: “To Devil Dogs of the 3.1:
Since the shooting in the Mosque, I’ve been haunted that I have not been able to tell you directly what I saw or explain the process by which the world came to see it as well. As you know, I’m not some war zone tourist with a camera who doesn’t understand that ugly things happen in combat.
…We hear gunshots from what seems to be coming from inside the mosque. A Marine from my squad yells, “Are there Marines in here?”
I’ve spent most of the last five years covering global conflict. But I have never in my career been a ‘gotcha’ reporter — hoping for people to commit wrongdoings so I can catch them at it…. ” More…
Blog on Kevin, show us and tell us straight up the good and the bad. The fog of war can be blamed for many mistakes, but never the mistake of silencing the truth. The rules of engagment are clear and they are what separates us from the enemy we seek to defeat. — zzb