The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house following an early coalition forces raid in the predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City.(AFP/Wissam al-Okaili)

(NOTE: The above image has been retracted, and is no longer available on the Yahoo! copy of the photo wires. According to GettyImages, the caption has been corrected to read: CORRECTS BULLETS TO UNSPENT An elderly Iraqi woman holds up two unspent bullets at her house following an early coalition forces raid in the predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City, 14 August 2007. US and Iraqi troops carried out massive assaults against Shiite militants, killing four in Baghdad's volatile slum of Sadr City, and arresting several more across Iraq, the military said today.)

I saw this picture early yesterday afternoon, but got sidetracked before I got a chance to post anything about it. Of course, this may be the same woman that we covered here this past July:

Baghdad, IRAQ: An Iraqi elderly woman inspects a bullet which she says hit her bed during an alleged overnight raid by US and Iraqi troops in Baghdad's impoverished district of Sadr City, 10 July 2007. Residents said two people were killed and four wounded during the raid. AFP PHOTO/WISSAM AL-OKAILI (Photo credit should read WISSAM AL-OKAILI/AFP/Getty Images)

Same photographer, same circumstances. Possibly even the same woman. (Hint: Check out the cheekbones, and the scar on the right cheek..)

What do you suppose the odds are that Wissam is trying to drum something up to try and make the Coalition troops look bad?


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#1 Andy 16-Aug-2007
Those bullets are unfired. Did someone throw them at the old lady's house?

[i][Ed.: Originally posted on 15 Aug 2007 at 13:47 EDT][/i]
#2 Neocon News 16-Aug-2007
[i][Ed.: Trackback from Neocon News originally tracked on 15 Aug 2007 at 14:06 EDT][/i]
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