December 18, 2005

Massacre of the innocents...

Bill Roggio continues to be a must-read. This post is about the Iraqi elections, and a terrorist attack on a school...

....We waited on the top deck of the dam for the night flight back to the air base. The flights were delayed as there was a lightening storm across the lake, which along with high winds precluded the helos from landing. After a month in Iraq with dry clear skies, the lightening strikes in the distance were a sight to behold.

The weather cleared at 2:00 AM, and we loaded the ballots onto the helos, and took the short flight back to Asad. Once there, the ballots where unloaded and stored in a secure location. It was quite an experience to accompany the transformation of mere sheets of paper into a statement of self determination and will.

The elation of the long days of travel and witnessing history was punctured by events in Barwana late this morning. The place where I stood just hours ago, a place of joy and hope for the Iraqi people, became a scene of terror and sorrow. The polling center, which once was a Ba’ath Party headquarters and now has been converted into a school, was struck by three mortar rounds.

Four children and one Iraqi soldier died on the spot. The soldiers were cleaning up the site from yesterday’s crowds while the children were playing soccer in the schoolyard. Two other children were wounded and evacuated to the air base for medical treatment. One of the children died while being treated. “Insurgents” continue to have no compunctions against killing children in their quests to destroy the dreams of the Iraqi people. And the joy of the ballots – possessing the will of Barwana’s citizens – continue to stand against the perpetrators of such acts of evil....

These animals who fire mortars into a school are the animals that our "peace activists" want us to surrender to so they can work their will on the Middle East. And of course none of our phony peaceniks or phony bishops or phony "Democrats" will expend any energy condemning this outrage. Their only goal is to put Democrats in the White House, and a few children are worth sacrificing for that...

Posted by John Weidner at December 18, 2005 9:17 AM
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