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In response to commenter Wendy Crews

Reader comment on item: [Hasan Akbar and] Murder in the 101st Airborne

Submitted by Dale Crawford (United States), Apr 11, 2003 at 22:47

If Wendy Crew's city has any Islamic extremists in it, I propose this tactic, using HER logic:
"we need to go in a bomb the hell out of (Wendy's city), and come home. And if the civilians in (Wendy's city) don't wish to be killed, then they should be given a chance to leave, and then we bomb (Wendy's city) completely."
OK, after that, let's count how many people got the word & were able to leave the city before it was bombed. After all, in America, through all the vast means of communication we have (email, snail mail, telephone, cell phone, word of mouth) there should be no one left in Wendy's city except the extremists, right? After all, only the BAD people will be left. And if some civilians were killed, so what, eh? They were probably COLLABORATORS!
Wendy, wake up. Go out & take a course on morality in wartime. .. You don't deliberately target civilians. You don't firebomb cities into dust, hoping that you got the bad guys. You do the best you can to minimize civilian casualties, even if you gotta get into the dirtiest kind of fighting: house to house.
The way the U.S. military has done it so far in Iraq is just the way it should go. They have done an excellent job, particularly because they have a conscience.

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