Kriegsgeschichten von US-Soldaten aus dem Irak

„One time they said to ?re on all taxicabs because the enemy was using them for transportation…. One of the snipers replied back, ‚Excuse me? Did I hear that right? Fire on all taxicabs?‘ The lieutenant colonel responded, ‚You heard me, trooper, ?re on all taxicabs.‘ After that, the town lit up, with all the units ?ring on cars. This was my ?rst experience with war, and that kind of set the tone for the rest of the deployment.“

„Something else we were encouraged to do, almost with a wink and nudge, was to carry ‚drop weapons‘, or by my third tour, ‚drop shovels‘. We would carry these weapons or shovels with us because if we accidentally shot a civilian, we could just toss the weapon on the body, and make them look like an insurgent.“

» Iraq War Vet: „We Were Told to Just Shoot People, and the Officers Would Take Care of Us“