Wikileaks Soldiers: "We Did Unto You What We Would Not Want Done To Us"

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Abby Zimet

Two U.S. Army specialists involved in the July 2007 Baghdad shootings depicted in the infamous Wikileaks video have written an open letter to Iraqis offering "our apology, our sorrow, our care, and our dedication to change." Conceding "there is no bringing back all that was lost," Josh Stieber and Ethan McCord say they seek to "restore inside our country the acknowledgment of your humanity that we were taught to deny." They also post a letter to be signed by those who wish to disavow U.S. policy and "extend our hands to you." For those old enough to remember, they echo Vietnam veterans marching, wearily and powerfully, against their war.   

"We are doing what we can to speak out against the wars and military policies responsible for what happened to you and your loved ones. Our hearts are open to hearing how we can take any steps to support you through the pain that we have caused."

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