Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Things That Will Haunt Dreams

Unspeakable horrors via Juan Cole.
McClatchy reports from Baghdad that Iraqi eyewitnesses maintain that Blackwater security guards fired at civilians without provocation on Sunday, in contrast to the company's own story about the incident. Probably they were firing at a car that neglected to stop when told to, or neglected to stop fast enough. Since such vehicles might be driven by suicide bombers, American military and civilian security forces have often opened fire on innocent Iraqis who just did not hear or did not understand the command to halt their vehicles, or who panicked and sped up. The offending car in this instance had a family of three in it, including a toddler who ended up being melted to his mother's body in the resulting conflagration.

(emphasis mine)
If only we would embrace rather than censor the sentiments of people like Sally Field.
... if the mothers ruled the world there would be no goddamn wars in the first place.

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