Why staying in Iraq beyond tomorrow is not an option

7 or 8 people watching a soccer game were killed by American helicopters in Iraq in what is being described as a massacre yesterday.

“A crowd of men in loose T-shirts and sandals stood silently watching the trucks as they approached. Men from the family stood among the coffins. On one truck was a boy, crying hysterically. Mr. Abadi said three of the boy’s brothers had been killed.” 

“The violence on Thursday occurred a little before 8 p.m., after families had finished breaking the daily Ramadan fast, according to eyewitnesses. For Ahmed Abdullah, 37, a taxi driver, who was also near the scene, confusion mixed with anger and grief. On Friday, he stood watching the coffins being loaded back onto the trucks to be driven for burial to Najaf, a city holy to Shiites.”

“It was a real massacre of innocent people, without clear reason,” he said. “I lost my brother-in-law — he was the father of three kids and he was just watching the game. May God revenge the bloodshed of those martyrs.”

And why do we think we are part of the solution and not part of the problem again?

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/29/world/middleeast/29iraq.html?ei=5090&en=c0ed24e1b6cc28f7&ex=1348718400&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=print

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2 Responses to “Why staying in Iraq beyond tomorrow is not an option”


  1. 1 gasdocpol September 29, 2007 at 8:22 am

    The worst part of this is that it was not a matter of bad judgement or incompetence. We were deliberately lied into this mess by evil Neocons with GW Bush as their front.

  2. 2 theradicalmormon September 29, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    Scott Ritter has an article out now about how our most important focus now should be to stop our government from starting a war with Iran. He says Iraq is important too, but nothing will change before 2008 election, whereas we just might be able to stop the Neocons from attacking Iran before the 2008 elections, putting off that war for a long time. Makes sense to me.


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