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Note: We contacted the editors at Reuters
and posted on this article on May 11, 2007.

On May 12th,  Reuters ran a correction.

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Reuters' Campaign to
Tarnish America

11 May 2007

Reuters' Campaign to Tarnish America

This just in from the Reuters' news desk regarding the first Haditha hearing at Camp Pendleton....

The hearings this week, the first court proceedings in the Haditha cases, have revealed new details about the killings that have further tarnished the U.S. image worldwide.

[Sgt. Sanick Dela Cruz] said the squadron leader had shot five men whose hands were tied up near a car.

A horrible detail. Men's hands were tied and then they were shot. A horrible thing to report around the world, tarnishing America's image.

And Reuters is making it up.

Sgt. Sanick Dela Cruz did not testify that "the squadron leader had shot five men whose hands were tied up near a car."

The Associated Press reported yesterday...

On Wednesday, a Marine sergeant testified that his squad leader shot five Iraqi men as they stood with their hands in the air and then told comrades to lie about it.

Sgt. Sanick P. Dela Cruz said that in the moments after a roadside bomb hit a Humvee in his convoy on Nov. 19, 2005, he saw five men standing by a white car with their hands interlocked behind their heads.

There is a point to Reuters' fabrication, and they say it themselves: it's the details that further tarnish the U.S. image worldwide. The pioneers of fauxtography are breaking new ground in faux reporting.

This is not the first time Reuters has lied about Haditha, and it won't be the last. The Haditha Marines are just pawns in an anti-war campaign waged by Congressman Murtha and the media.

If you support about our troops, please do whatever you can to support the Haditha Marines.

David Allender
Defend Our Marines

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