Former Specialists Josh Stieber and Ethan McCord penned a touching missive to the people of Iraq, which, to some, seemed politically motivated and apologetic for the War in Iraq. Yet, these men's feeling are understandable. No Soldier wishes for war; especially those who have had to witness the screaming of children wounded in the crossfire. An apology is understandable. Certainly, there is no doubt that children were wounded and journalists were killed. Either this was an intentional case of murderous bloodlust (doubtful), or it was a regrettable, tragic accident brought about by the fog of war (likely).
If it was an accident--which most of us truly believe it was--an apology is in order. In fact, that's what separates us from vicious, barbaric organizations like al Qaeda in Iraq. Do you think they would apologize for beheadings and suicide bombings?
Read their statement and feel free to discuss. Do you think it's appropriate?