Thursday, July 14, 2005

The Enemy We Face

From Today's Washington Times:

BAGHDAD -- Tiny plastic sandals, some tattered and stained with blood, lay in a pile near a child's crushed bicycle. Mothers wailed and beat themselves after a suicide bomber killed 18 children and teenagers getting candy and toys from American soldiers.
One of the soldiers was among the up to 27 people killed in the blast yesterday in an impoverished Shi'ite Muslim neighborhood. At least 70 persons, including a newborn and three U.S. soldiers, were wounded.
Terrified parents who heard the explosion raced from their homes to the discover the worst -- children's mangled, bloodied bodies strewn on the street.
Twelve of the dead were 13 or younger, and six were 14 to 17, said police Lt. Mohammed Jassim Jabr. Among the wounded was 4-day-old Miriam Jabber, cut slightly by flying glass and debris.

If I hear one more person complain about the treatment of terrorists currently being housed at Abu-Ghraib or Guantanamo Bay, I'm going to throw up. I cannot fathom the thought that there are people out there who actually have sympathy on those who commit these types of atrocities. Yet, Dick Durbin and others actually have the nerve to get on the Senate floor and accuse the military of atrocities. How utterly disgraceful! The military is not the problem, it is the solution!

If you are one of those who actually are concerned with the treatment of enemy combatants, you should only have to ask yourself two questions:

What would these enemy combatants be doing with their time if they hadn't been captured by our military? and What if one of these children were your child?

If you can't see the flawed logic after asking yourself these questions, then just maybe you are living in the wrong country. This enemy is not to be bargained or sympathized with, it is to be defeated. There is no other choice!

It must be defeated not just for the Iraqi and Afghani people, but for our very own survival. An enemy that will indiscriminately murder children trying to get candy and toys, won't bat an eyelash when it comes to you.

They murder without sympathy and we should eliminate them without regret.


Technorati talk bubble
Locations of visitors to this page