Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Vietnam Redux
I wrote about this awhile back, that this was coming. Well. It's here!

The U.S. is resorting to an "air war" in Iraq to eliminate the insurgency and to create peace. This is like hitting an ant with a howitzer:
Knight Ridder notes that U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have surged—up 50 percent in the last five months.
Ok. So how's is that air war going?:
ISAHAQI, Iraq - U.S. forces flattened a house during a raid north of Baghdad early Wednesday, killing 11 people — mostly women and children, while insurgent attacks elsewhere left four dead, police and relatives said.
Of course, the Pentagon denies the casualties. But it looks to me like AP caught them:
Eleven bodies, wrapped in blankets, were taken in three pickup trucks to the Tikrit General Hospital, about 45 miles to the north, relatives said.

Associated Press photographs showed the bodies of two men, five children and four other covered figures arriving at the hospital accompanied by grief-stricken relatives. The victims were covered in dust with bits of rubble in their hair.
The story continues with more gory details of the non-civil war going on in Iraq. Go read the whole thing if you can stomach it.

Another day, another reason for ordinary Arabs to become terrorists.