Sunday, September 12, 2004

Mayhem in Baghdad

Jubilant fighters and young boys swarmed around the burning vehicle, dancing, cheering and hurling firebombs. Several young men placed a black banner of al-Qaida-backed Tawhid and Jihad, led by terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,
in the barrel of the Bradley's main gun.

Suddenly, a U.S. Kiowa helicopter fired on the Bradley, trying to destroy it to prevent insurgents from looting weapons and ammunition on board, the military said. Witnesses said several
people milling around the Bradley, including a correspondent for the Arabic language Al-Arabiya television station, were killed. An Iraqi cameraman working for the Reuters news agency was also injured.

Al-Arabiya broadcast videotape showing its employee, Mazen al-Tumeizi, preparing to make a report. Suddenly, an explosion occurred behind him. He doubled-over and began screaming "I'm dying, I'm dying" and colleagues tried to help him.

Health Ministry official Saad al-Amili said 13 people were killed and 61 wounded on Haifa street. Scattered shoes, pools of fresh blood and debris littered the street.

I hope this isn't what it sounds like. It sounds like we fired at civilians in retaliation for the mortar attacks and the IED that disabled and injured our guys. If nothing else, just the tape of an innocent bystanding reporter screaming "I'm dying" is damning.

George Bush is a miserable failure. This Iraq thing is a mess and Bush ought to be ashamed of himself. Hopefully, he is sharp enough to realize the mess he has gotten us into.


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