Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Beheading Civilians

Is anyone surprised that the poorly trained American reservists who abused, tortured, raped and murdered Iraqi detainees have spawned the most gruesome kind of vengeance among the Iraqis?
A civilian named Nick Berg from Philadelphia was beheaded on video by five Islamic extremists.
One of his executioners gave this statement on their website:
''For the mothers and wives of American soldiers, we tell you that we offered the U.S. administration to exchange this hostage with some of the detainees in Abu Ghraib and they refused.
''So we tell you that the dignity of the Muslim men and women in Abu Ghraib and others is not redeemed except by blood and souls. You will not receive anything from us but coffins after coffins ... slaughtered in this way.''

The careless rush to war by Bush and Rumsfeld is at the root of this atrocity.
These perpetrators are not Islamic extremists being animals, they are Islamic extremists being Islamic extremists. This is what they do.
They won't change just because we have troops occupying Iraq, and the longer we stay the more they'll slaughter anyone who's not one of them.

We need to get our troops out of Iraq.
Bush never should have sent troops there to begin with, but he's never served in the military so he has no idea what he's doing. That much is painfully obvious.

I don't like Islamic extremists. They are dangerous and misled by their warped vision of Allah and the Koran.
I don't like Christian fundamentalists, either. They are dangerous and misled by their warped vision of Jesus and the Bible.
The United States no longer has the moral high ground in this conflict.
Our religious fanatic president and his acolytes have dragged us off the deep end with them.
They are as bad as the other side.
Neither values human life, and neither honors God.

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