Vet Owns Up to Murder in Iraq, Says It's Common

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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At the risk of going too earnest, the above video is from the March 15 Iraq Veteran Against the War "Winter Soldier" event modeled after the 1971 Vietnam War gathering of the same name. In it, Iraq vet and machine gunner Jon Michael Turner admits to multiple murders of innocent Iraqis while operating under the command of a bloodthirsty officer. "This is the same individual who had stated that whoever gets their first kill by stabbing them to death will get a four-day pass when we return from Iraq," Turner says. During his tour, he and two other people "took out some individuals" to celebrate a firefight—they had temporarily ditched CBS' war babe Lara Logan, who was with their unit but off with another squad. Turner killed a guy on a bicycle. Iraq Veterans Against the War says Turner has suffered no repercussions for his testimony. Ditto his commander ... and the guy who started the war. Who was that again?

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