Do not be a prisoner in your own body. Free your Mind.
Posted 20 January 2005 - 07:00 PM
I can't blame the soldiers. They were doing their job. Note to self: if soldier needs me to stop at a point. I stop. It is the drivers fault for losing their life and leaving their children orphaned. When you live in a country where a war is residing, so save your own a$$ and your children you have to obey the ones with the weapons.
It's not the size of a dog in a fight, It's the size of the fight in a dog.
What I don't know can't hurt me, but what I find out can destroy you!
It is a very sad situation. And I feel for the Children. But I also understand the military in deciding to fire. They had tried to get the vehicle to stop by waving their arms and firing several warning shots into the air. The insurgents/terrorist have caused such a paranoia that innocent people are being killed because they are not stopping.
It's only going to get worse I'm afraid. All because one sect of the Sunni Muslims don't want to relinquish the control they had with Saddam.
Poor children. This is so sad. How could the parent(s) do this to their own children? The statement said there is going to be an investigation, and I was wondering if it has been confirmed if the driver and front passenger were really the parents.
I feel sorry for the soldiers who have to do this also. Obviously they did what they had to do, but one can only imagine the lifetime worth of nightmares that they(and those children) will endure.
"Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst."
Posted 20 January 2005 - 09:20 PM
It is a horrible situation. I feel bad for everyone involved, especially the children.
To be blunt; with bombers blowing up checkpoints on an all to regular basis, I don't think I could fault the soldiers for doing what they did. It is a very unfortunate situation that could have been avoided.
Too many people on both sides of the spectrum have fallen into this mentality that a full one half of the country are the enemy for having different beliefs...in a country based on freedom of expression. It is this infighting that allows the focus to be taken away from "we the people" being able to watch, and have control over government corruption and ineptitude that is running rampant in our leadership.
People should be working towards fixing problems, not creating them.
The statement also said that military officials extended their condolences for this "unfortunate incident" and were investigating.
"unfortunate incident"?!? You know what? That is just f---ed up. I hate it when they say something stupid like that. It wasn't "unfortunate" for the US soldiers, was it? They'll probably get some kind of reward. Poor children, though.