The Pentagon has acknowledged that chilling Wikileaks video we've been talking about today as real footage of a 2007 attack in Baghdad, reports NBC's Jim Miklaszewski. He adds that military officials "offer no specific judgment on the crew's actions."
Commenter Josh W. in Seattle offers some:
I was in the military and I had to ID things that were very difficult to ID at a distance and I always made it known that I saw something or not. I would ID it as what it was and if I didnt know I would ID it as unknown. If someone started to add to what I was looking at but I could not verify I would report it.
Looked like laziness to me. None of those people were scrambling for position on the chopper, none of the appeared to have defensive positioning to indicate they were preparing for a gunfight.
To kill with such disregard for positive ID of the enemy is shameless in my opinion. There is no honor in this fighting.