Thursday, July 14, 2005

Al Qa'ida Crimes Against Humanity Continue in Iraq

Yesterday, in a Shia' neighborhood of Baghdad, a US patrol stopped to hand out candy and toys to the local kids. I've been on a couple of these "meet and great" patrols. It's for PR, you might say. But, let me tell you something, most of us do it regardless of the political impact on the locals. We do it, simply, because we can't help but fall in love with the local kids.

But yesterday, on this particular patrol, a car-bomb drove into the crowd of US soldiers and Iraqi kids, killing at least 27 locals. One US servicemember was killed. According to a local hospital which collected the Iraqi bodies, 24 of the 27 Iraqis killed were kids.

You should all know that the vast majority of car bomb drivers aren't Iraqi. They're typically from Saudi Arabia, from Yemen, from Syria, or Algeria. They are Al Qa'ida operatives here killing Iraqis.

Just in case you thought Al Qa'ida crimes against humanity somehow came to an end because of their outrage in London, they haven't. The madness that is their Jihad continues to kill innocent men, women, and children, anywhere they can.