Just some more proof that the US military needs to leave Iraq yesterday.

This is off of Yahoo News:

SAMAWA, Iraq (Reuters) – An Iraqi provincial governor accused U.S. troops of opening fire on civilian cars south of Baghdad on Sunday, wounding six people, and threatened to suspend ties with U.S. officials over the “brutal” attack.

Ahmed Marzok, governor of the southern Shi’ite province of Muthanna, said six people were wounded, including two policemen, in the attack near al-Rumaitha, north of the provincial capital of Samawa, 270 km (170 miles) south of Baghdad.

A source in al-Rumaitha hospital put the number of wounded at five and said a woman was among them.

A minibus driver said two of his passengers were wounded when soldiers in a military convoy opened fire.

“We were driving on one side of the road and when they came we pulled aside, but they opened fire,” the driver, who did not give his name, told Reuters.

Marzok described the attack as “barbaric, brutal and illegal” and quickly called a meeting of provincial officials, where he demanded a full investigation of the incident by the Iraqi government.



4 Responses to “Just some more proof that the US military needs to leave Iraq yesterday.”

  1. 1 Eric Palmieri November 19, 2007 at 2:46 am

    This is what happens when you are fighting an ever changing enemy. As far as our soldiers know, any car that approaches them could have a bomb in its trunk.

    This is also what happens when there is no clearly defined enemy. It was a very similar situation in Vietnam. Total chaos, shooting anything that moved.

    We have put our soldiers in a HORRIBLE situation, and its time we got them out of there. Our military ought to fight enemies of the United States, not police and referee civil wars.

    -Eric Palmieri


  2. 2 theradicalmormon November 19, 2007 at 3:18 am

    Agreed. When the so-called enemy is indistinguishable from the general population, it’s time to come home.

  3. 3 Non-Arab Arab November 21, 2007 at 2:59 am

    This isn’t exactly new, it’s been happening non-stop since day 1 of the invasion.

  4. 4 theradicalmormon November 21, 2007 at 6:22 am

    Too true Arab. The counter next to your comment testifies that this has happened over 1,000,000 times to 1,000,000 separate individuals. 1,000,000 tragedies one at a time. And while this happens on a daily basis our government tries to tie a withdrawal by the end of 2008 to a 50 billion dollar gift to the military industrial complex. What a spineless, gutless group of anti-war politicians we have in this country.

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