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Afghan Ambush

The Washington Post did an article on marines opening fire after an ambush which left eight Afghan civilians dead. In the lead it said that "marines traveling in a convoy were hit by a car bomb and responded by firing in a way that some witnesses called reckless." It fails to mention who the witnesses were and it's not a very valid statement because it is more opinion than fact and should not be in the story. There was a picture with the following caption: "A weeping man in eastern Afghanistan shouts anti-American slogans after violence that followed a bomb attack on a U.S. convoy. Protesters blocked a main road." This picture makes the man out to look like the aggressor rather than the victim in the situation--they also did not mention (in the caption) the retalliation the marines took and ended up killing eight civilians.


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