Sunday, February 04, 2007
The Crippled Dog and the Cruel Monsters in Iraq
The other day I ran a video that showed how American convoys drive around Iraq. One of my blogging buddies said he had hoped it ended with an IED explosion. Kaboom.
I told him I would never show an IED explosion killing or injuring American soldiers. And there are a lot of them. Because while I hate the Bush and Cheney war criminals with every bone in my body. I hate to see our neighbour's kids die.
Or be horribly injured.....
Like this young soldier who lost half his head.
Or this one who will never be the same again...
Just ask his mum how much that hurts....
In fact I was going to write something about the new dangers American troops face from weapons like this one. That can go through a humvee like a knife through butter.
Or why a new generation of IEDs is so deadly, thanks to something called a shaped charge.That can take out a tank.
Just so everyone knows what they face every day. So you can understand some of the things they do.
But then I changed my mind....I still don't want most American soldiers in Iraq to be killed or wounded.
Just these guys.....
Sometimes horror stories like this one....... or this one.tell you all you need to know about the war in Iraq.
But sometimes how you treat a poor miserable crippled Iraqi street dog.... that has probably had to scrounge for scraps all its pitiful life without even a pat on the head from a human... tells you a lot too.
These soldiers aren't liberators. They never were liberators. They were just pawns in a monstrous war that never should have happened. Many of them are just victims like so many Iraqis. Some of them will be victims long after the war is over.
But some of them are monsters. And the longer this war goes on the more monsters there will be.
If I was an American I wouldn't worry about the war in Iraq. For them it will soon be over. I'd worry about their poor wounded kids for whom that war will never end.
And I'd worry about what's going to happen to their own country.
When those monsters come marching home....