Monday, July 2, 2007

Why We Fight

Michael Yon has written a masterpiece that everyone should read...

Make no mistake that the enemy we face both in Iraq and beyond knows no limits to their depravity.

As we passed through the village, Captain Combs pointed out the nice houses,
saying the people had been simple farmers with comfortable homes and
lives. Until Al Qaeda came...

I told the Iraqi commander, Captain Baker,
that it
was important that Americans see this; he took me around the graves and
showed more than I wanted to see. He said the people had been murdered by al
Qaeda. I made video of him speaking, and of the horrible scene. The heat and
stench were crushingly oppressive and broken only by the sounds of shovels
Iraqi soldiers kept digging....

Soldiers from 5th IA said al Qaeda had cut the heads off the children. Had al
Qaeda murdered the children in front of their parents? Maybe it had been the
other way around: maybe they had murdered the parents in front of the
Maybe they had forced the father to dig the graves of his

Make no mistake, if we cut out of Iraq in any of the timetables or phased withdrawals that have been mentioned, we will leave it to a hornet's nest of evil that we witness in Yon's piece...

Here the law of unintended consequences applies

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