September 17, 2005

"booby-trapped dead child"

Quoted in The Corner (From Washington Times)

...Col. McMaster appeared in the Pentagon this week via a video hookup to describe how his 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, joined by 3rd Iraqi Army Division, routed most of the extremists.

But it was his description of how the enemy occupied their safe haven that got the most attention. Col. McMaster told of beheadings, gunshot killings, a booby-trapped dead child and kidnappings. "This is the worst of the worst in terms of people in the world," he said. "To protect themselves here, what the enemy did is they waged the most brutal and murderous campaign against the people of Tal Afar. ... The enemy here did just the most horrible things you can imagine, in one case murdering a child, placing a booby trap within the child's body and waiting for the parent to come recover the body of their child and exploding it to kill the parents." ....

These are the guys your friendly neighborhood "anti-war" activists and "pacifists" are FOR. These are the charming folk that Cindy calls "freedom fighters," and Michael calls "minutemen." Fortunately, they and the terrorists are losers, and the Americans and Iraqis are winners. And will continue to be.

Posted by John Weidner at September 17, 2005 3:03 PM
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