Reuters cameraman killed by U.S. soldiers
Sigh... from the AP:
A Reuters cameraman was shot and killed Sunday while working near a U.S.-run prison on the outskirts of Baghdad, the London-based news agency said.Boy, the good news just keeps rolling in from Iraq! And while we're talking about Iraq, can I just say that this cartoon saying that Iraqis need to be more grateful to the U.S. occupiers is EXTREMELY, um, PROBLEMATIC on SO MANY LEVELS? Really, these hook-nosed hairy racist caricatures have got to go. NOW.
Reuters said that witnesses reported that Mazen Dana, 41, was filming outside Abu Ghraib prison in western Baghdad when he was shot.
A Reuters staffer told The Associated Press in Baghdad that Dana, a Palestinian, appeared to have been shot by U.S. soldiers as he was videotaping outside the Abu Ghraib prison after a mortar attack there today, in which six prisoners were killed and about 60 others were wounded.
The staffer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the video tape in Dana's camera showed two U.S. tanks coming toward him, two shots, apparently from the tanks, rang out and Dana fell to the ground. He was taken away by a U.S. helicopter for treatment.