LAT 0 For 3 On Sgrena Story
This article, by an LAT reporter not Reuters, instead casts doubt on the US soldiers:
A U.S. military probe into the fatal shooting of an Italian intelligence agent in Iraq has found that the soldiers who opened fire had only recently been trained on how to conduct a roadblock, did not know that the Italians' car was expected along their stretch of road, and, because of a communications breakdown, were manning their irregular nighttime post long after they should have been.How could they have been known the Italians were coming if the Italians didn't notify US forces? Irregular post? As if a roadblock isn't a roadblock? What difference does that make?
Only in the next to the last sentence does the report acknowledge of the newly released report (which included information that was supposed to be censored but slipped through) "found the soldiers did not act rashly in opening fire."
The LAT's false reporting on this story is going into the stratosphere.