Reader reaction to Reuters news
In the video with this story, “Ex-U.S. Soldier guilty of Iraq rape,” footage is shown of U.S. Marines while the broadcaster speaks of a soldier brutally raping a young Iraqi girl.
As a former sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, this story is flagrantly insulting to the Marine Corps by showing footage of U.S. Marines while talking about an Army soldier raping and killing Iraqis. Not only does the video completely misrepresent the intent of the story, but it paints a convoluted image of Iraq by showing old footage of Marines.
I would like to think this isn’t an attempt to discredit the efforts of the Marine Corps.
No insult was intended. Obviously the background video does not show the actual incident. No one would think that it does. It shows U.S. troops on duty in Iraq, with no faces visible. I would doubt if many viewers can tell whether the troops seen here are from the Army or the Marines: GBU Editor