Takeouts: Listeners React to WikiLeaks Video, Central Command Responds

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Yesterday, we reported on a widely circulated WikiLeaks video from 2007 showing U.S. troops firing on citizens, reporters and armed Iraqis. The video led to a conversation about what we should see from the war as well as the reliability of the source material. We hear your responses. Takeaway producer, Noel King, looked into the story and got a response from a Central Command spokesperson who pointed us to a photo, that he says shows, “very clearly an AK 47 or what remains of it,” as well as “at least one RPG and a number of rifles.”

Guests:

Noel King

Comments [1]

Peter Curry from SLO CA

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Keep the top end at the surface with flotation devices and pump the oil out of the 300 foot circle. This tube could be assembled and deployed within days. This method would not disturb the well head and could easily be removed if it didn't work.

May. 30 2010 05:30 AM

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