Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Death of Innocents

A suicide bomber struck again in Iraq, this time killing 27 people, mostly children who were receiving candy from American soldiers. One US soldier was killed, with most most, if not all, of the remaining dead children.
Horrible. Horrible. Say what you will about the American presence in Iraq and the 'insurgency', this kind of action is nothing more than pure murder, with no strategic goal beyond inflicting terror. Where in the Koran does it say anything about killing children? If one were so inclined, it could be argued that American soldiers were a valid target (which I will NOT argue and AM NOT arguing), but children? These men are monsters. With actions like this, support for the foreign insurgents among the general Iraqi population and among native Iraqi insurgents can only decrease. I hope.
(Crossposted by Bostondreamer at FloridaBlues)
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