Fast Bunny has a full accounting of everything they did wrong. Here’s a taste:

4. Bob Woodruff and his cameraman exposed themselves on top of the Iraqi vehicle for the purpose of filming a shot. News accounts have indicated that this IED was command detonated, which means that an insurgent pushed a button to make the IED explode on that particular vehicle. Most likely because “Woodruff stood in one of the rear hatches, with his legs inside the vehicle. Vogt sat on the ledge of a hatch.” I can’t begin to describe how incredibly stupid this is.The US military doesn’t allow this with vehicles in completely benign environments, because if the vehicle has any sort of accident the person would be thrown. But to do it in a combat zone on a dangerous route? They made themselves a target. And they made the Iraqi Army soldiers and the US Army soldiers targets along with them.

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