As Blaze readers know, Rolling Stone recently released an article on the so-called "Kill Team" in Afghanistan about, in the magazine's words, "How U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan murdered innocent civilians and mutilated their corpses – and how their officers failed to stop them." The article, which features gruesome--incredibly grim--images of smiling soldiers posing with dead Afghan bodies, has of course demonized the military.
But journalist Michael Yon, who was embedded in the 'Kill Team' brigade, called the Rolling Stone's coverage "bullshit," as The Blaze reported. "The guy should be a fiction writer, he's dabbling in non-fiction. He's trying to conflate the two," he told Glenn Beck today (watch the clip below). Referring to specific incident in which two Afghans on a motorcycle are gunned down by the Kill Team, Yon says, "the killing was perfectly legal...just an honest combat killing is what it comes down to."