BBC News - Nato-led forces killed BBC reporter in Afghanistan I wasnt there, so cant comment on the rightness or wrongness of what happened. If RoE were followed, then it was just one of those things, i wouldnt want to second guess the guy who pulled the trigger. However, there seems to be a pattern with such incidents, pointing the finger away from any sugestion that we f'cked up. This particualr gent is one example The female hostage killed earlier this year when US SF threw a grenade. She was originally reported as having been killed by an insurgent. Even Bin Laden - initial reports were that he was shooting baack when killed. Then he hid behind a woman. Then he was unarmed. It seems that the initial response is the same as a 5 yr old - to firmly shake the head and say "wasnt me" while scuffing their feet on the floor, only grudgingly admit what happened later on. Surely this is counter-productive? If we took the time to investigate even slightly before makign a statement, this would increase NATO credibility and help hearts and minds. Changing the story just makes us look guilty.