PowerLine has more on Italian “journalist” Guiliana Sgrena including images of the car she was riding in. In Sgrena’s description of events the Americans fired a “a rain of fire and bullets” at her car, which she also described as being at least 300-400 rounds.
Of course, if one looks at Sgrena’s vehicle there’s no sign of such withering fire. The vehicle took a rather small amount of damage, and the damage is consistant with standard operating procedure would be for dealing with a potential terrorist car bomb — first shoot out the engine block to try to stop the car then kill the driver. If Sgrena’s story were true, the car would be riddled with bullets. It’s very hard to believe that US troops could fire 400 rounds — including tank rounds by Sgrena’s story — and only hit the vehicle a few times.
Sgrena’s story simply stinks — and given her radical agenda, it’s not at all surprising that she would use this tragic incident to try to smear the US.