Sam Stein
The Huffington Post
April 12, 2010

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged on Sunday that leaked video showing the 2007 killing by U.S. Army personnel of a gathering of civilians in Iraq is “unfortunate” and “painful to see.” But he did not think it would have a long-term affect on U.S. operations in that country.

Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Gates was asked about the video that recently surfaced on WikiLeaks, showing two Reuters journalists (in a gathering with Iraqis) being shot at and killed by U.S. forces in a hovering helicopter

“Does the release of that video, and the fact that that happened damage the image of the U.S. in the world?” host Jake Tapper asked.

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