SteveThaiBinh Posted August 30, 2005 Share Posted August 30, 2005 It never ceases to amaze me how the media managed to twist this incident with the flag draping, and the statue felling. I took the day off work so I could watch the unedited live feed on the BBC, and saw what actually happened. I remember it pretty much as you describe - I was listening to the BBC World Service and Rageh Omar's commentary. No-one really disputes that it was an action taken by one soldier which was quickly reversed - either by his mates on the ground or by a call from his superiors. But it was a spectacular blunder, one that augured ill (and correctly so) for the whole occupation. No surprise that the media focused on it. My recollection of the radio broadcast was that they did repeat the comments of the intelligent and respectful marines, as well as descriptions of the flag incident. If one sticks in the mind more than the other, that only highlights what a blunder it was. "An electric puddle is not what I need right now." (Nina Kalenkov) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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