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May 31, 2006

What War Is

-- by Dave Johnson

What should you expect when you start a war? A "cakewalk" was how one leading Republican described it, back when they were trying to get it started, trying to sell it like soap - or, more accurately, like a video game experience. PLEASE read the linked piece, in which he talks about "fear-mongering" military analysts, to see how we got into the mess we are in.

The mess we are in: U.S. troops kill pregnant woman in Iraq

U.S. forces killed two Iraqi women — one of them about to give birth — when the troops shot at a car that failed to stop at an observation post in a city north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials and relatives said Wednesday.

Nabiha Nisaif Jassim, 35, was being raced to the maternity hospital in Samarra by her brother when the shooting occurred Tuesday.

Jassim, the mother of two children, and her 57-year-old cousin, Saliha Mohammed Hassan, were killed by the U.S. forces, according to police Capt. Laith Mohammed and witnesses.

THIS is what war is. THIS is what the Republicans have brought us.

Posted by Dave Johnson at May 31, 2006 1:09 PM

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But this isn't war. This is occupation. That makes it even worse (if you believe in "even worse").

Posted by: richard [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 31, 2006 2:22 PM

I don't think it's much of a stretch to figure out what this poor woman's kids are going to think of the US when they grow up. They wake up one morning expecting a new brother or sister and go to bed orphaned by jumpy foreign troops.

Can anyone doubt the reaction in a similar circumstance of Americans reacting to occupiers of this country?

Posted by: natasha [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 31, 2006 3:56 PM

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