Just how far can you suspend disbelief?
400+ rounds from an armored vehicle into an unarmored car, and only one person dies and a second person gets winged? Wow, doesn't say much for our firepower, does it? ::cue eye roll::
Right now I'm more interested in finding out:
A) Did the Italians not bother to tell the Americans that this hostage would be on the road?
B) Why was this vehicle speeding almost out of control (by Sgrena's own description) down this of all roads at that hour? Common sense alert!
C) How many more western hostages are going to be grabbed now that Berlusconi's government has caved?