Thursday, August 23, 2007

"Innocent Civilians"

Who are the "innocent civilians" in Iraq? The ones we are "occupying"? The ones that "were better off under Saddam"? The ones that "would be living peacefully if we weren't there"? The "Freedom fighters"? The "insurgents"?

"...Five-year-old Youssif is scarred for life, his once beautiful smile turned into a grotesquely disfigured face -- the face of a horrifying act by masked men. They grabbed him on a January day outside his central Baghdad home, doused him with gas and set him ablaze.

It's an act incomprehensibly savage, even by Iraq's standards today. No one has been arrested and the motive remains unknown.

In a war-ravaged city torn by sectarian violence and marked by acts of vengeance, this attack's apparent randomness stands out as an example of what life has become in a place where brutality -- even against young children -- is a constant.

"They dumped gasoline, burned me, and ran," Youssif told CNN, pointing down the street with his scarred hands where his attackers fled. As he sucked his thumb, he repeated, "I was burning." He tried to put the flames out himself..." (source)

What lovely people. I'm so glad we have soldiers and marines dying for these barbarians... And you know what, I'm starting to blame the actual innocent civilians. REPORT people. I don't care if it's your cousin or your best friend. It's YOUR country that's being destroyed. You had a chance after Saddam, but you're blowing it...

And in other Religion of peace news:
Muslims want to ban Easter eggs (because, ya know, they have so much to do with Jesus and all...)
And in true hypocritical fashion:
Israeli porn sites receive most hits from Muslim countries.

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