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Iraq War / Killing at the Canals (Part I) #953153

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The story of three Army sergeants who were convicted of premeditated murder in war for killing four Iraqis introduced.

(No location given: Abbie Boudreau) The March 2007 killings at the canal examined; excerpts shown from the Army videotape of the interrogation of the sergeants, including Leahy's confession; scenes shown from the site where the men were captured, the canal where they were executed by Sgts. John Hatley, Joseph Mayo & Michael Leahy††, who were later convicted of murder. [Former Pfc. Joshua HARTSON†- calls the three men American heroes; recounts the mission, what was found with the Iraqis, what he asked the English-speaking Iraqi, what the sergeant said about killing the bad guys, how few people understand why it happened.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Abbie Boudreau) The mixed reaction to the story & the importance of the interrogation video discussed.

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Boudreau, Abbie;
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