I don't buy that his intentions were quite so noble.At the time he had only leaked the video. Also, calling him a traitor is rather absurd. He was looking to make this information publicly available out of concern about the abuses being concealed by the government. That makes him a whistleblower. Obviously some people have a hard time distinguishing between the two.
On a battlefield, a soldier doesn't wait to get shot at, to engage a target. it's ridiculous to suggest that they should.I do not know if that is true. Just because some Iraqi has a gun does not mean that person is an insurgent. Also, if you watch the video they do not appear to be in the company of them at all. The armed individuals were across the street as I recall.
Yes they do. Medics, on a battlefield, are targets of oppurtunity.Whoever they thought they were, there are no visible weapons and only someone attempting to evacuated a wounded person. Soldiers do not have legal cover to fire on people providing help to the wounded in any country. Had an insurgent shot a person in cold blood simply for attempting to evacuate a wounded soldier I do not think you would be so defensive of them. You may very well cite it as an example of how the insurgents are decrepit people who don't abide by the laws of war.