A report on
a killing in Iraq that is currently under investigation
by the US military -- was a man killed during a raid
near Baghdad executed by a Special Ops team or was he
killed as he attacked the soldiers? The piece is mostly
voice-over only, although Michael provides wrappers
filmed in an unidentified studio.
Note: this piece carries a graphic-footage warning.
CNN ran a
year-end special on the 2008 crop of iReports, and it
included a very brief clip of Michael talking about
covering the war in Georgia.
This is a
remarkable prepared piece that has not yet aired on
Domestic, although it was in "heavy rotation" on
International and also posted at CNN.com -- a reality
check about the war that P-E Obama is inheriting from
the Bush administration, one that will involve less
combat action but far more clandestine fighting between
the US and Iran over ultimate control of Iraq.
This is such an important piece that I did a transcript of it myself. (Although hopefully Domestic will start airing it soon!)
only piece that shows local Iraqi reaction to the
reporter's gesture and the reaction from the Iraqi