War journalists have a right to safety – David Schlesinger
David Schlesinger, editor in chief of Reuters:
"When Wikileaks published the harrowing video of the deaths in Iraq of my colleagues Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and his assistant and driver Saeed Chmagh, 40, the world finally had the transparency it should have had about this tragedy.
It was impossible for me to watch and not feel outrage and great sorrow – but this is not about trying to tell anyone else what to feel. This is about trying to find out exactly what happened and how to ensure it doesn't happen again.
What I want from the Pentagon – and from all militaries – is simple: acknowledgment, transparency, accountability."
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