In 1971, when majority of Americans were turning against the Vietnam War, we had the leak of the devastating Pentagon Papers. Now, in 2010, with Americans still waiting for our equally senseless military action in Iraq to finally end, that war has its own Pentagon Papers -- a video called "Collateral Murder" that shows the 2007 slaughter of two Reuters news employees -- including one carrying a camera that is mistaken for a rocket launcher -- and other civilian bystanders by American war helicopters. I do not in any way blame the American troops who were placed in the middle of a war that never needed to happen. It is George W. Bush and Dick Cheney -- still held unaccountable for their crimes against humanity -- who have this innocent blood on their hands. President Obama has promised to end this war -- he must do so as quickly as possible while ensuring the safety of the departing troops.
And every American needs to watch "Collateral Murder," heartbreaking as it is.