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November 19th, 2009
03:58 PM ET

Tonight: TEXT 360°

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AC360°

Tonight we continue our special investigation into a 2007 execution in Baghdad. Three decorated U.S. Army sergeants shot and killed four Iraqi detainees their platoon had taken into custody earlier that day. The soldiers are now serving prison terms at Fort Leavenworth. During interrogations, the soldiers blamed military policy for making it too hard to detail suspected insurgents.

We show you what the Army doesn’t want released – a startling confession by one of the three sergeants convicted of killing the Iraqi detainees. His confession is part of more than 23 hours of Army interrogation videotapes obtained exclusively by CNN. On the tape, Leahy admits to shooting two of the detainees. It is graphic and compelling. We also interview his wife, who says her husband is a good person and does not belong in prison. Was this murder or battlefield justice?

Do you have questions about this case and about the detainee policy in Iraq? We'll be digging deeper tonight.

Send us a text message with your question. Text AC360 (or 22360), and you might hear it on air!


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  1. sule

    Sounds like our foregn policy. We have double standarts for all. So no one really can determine what is right by law and what is wrong. How sad that we put this on our decorated braves.

    November 19, 2009 at 4:22 pm |
  2. Denise Barlow

    I've been watching this story on AC 360. I don't know that I support what these soldiers did. But considering the enviroment they are subjected too....they acted on "survival instincts".

    November 19, 2009 at 4:08 pm |
  3. Tim Gibson

    Should I walk in AIG or Goldman Sach, grab a few of the top brass, bind them and shoot them execution style and blame it on the economy and justice in a system that is proven to be flawed? NO.

    You are responsible for your own actions, granted I have not been in the military, nor fought a war, but we still all have to live with injustice and two wrongs do not make a right regardless of the idea that if you keep turning right you eventually go left.

    November 19, 2009 at 4:03 pm |