BBC: Children die in Baghdad car bomb. ⇒

   13 July 2005, mid-morning

This attack won't get a cute name like 9/11 or 7/7, and there will probably be another attack next week, but that doesn't make it any less tragic.

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  1. sigh. Why don’t they leave children out of this?! They’ve done nothing to deserve this.

  2. I’m surprised there isn’t a bigger backlash against the insurgents, since they seem to kill Iraqis more often than Americans. And how do you rationalize killing children? I would love to see some mullah try and legitimize that. Apparently killing 1 US soldier is worth killing 24 Iraqi children.

  3. Apparently killing 1 US soldier is worth killing 24 Iraqi children.

    I just want to know a little more about this statement.

  4. This suicide bomb killed 1 US soldier, and 26 Iraqis, 24 of which were children, according to the atricle I linked to.

  5. Word, I see what you’re getting at.

  6. dude, forget mullahs. try this on from size…

    From ‘A Problem From Hell’, talking about Iran and the war against Iraq:

    “The ayatollah encouraged martyrdom, which gave him spiritual cover to mask the ridiculous losses and the hollow cause. He famously deployed Iranian children as minesweepers, tying them together to walk across fields and across no-man’s-land. He instructed them to wear around their necks plastic keys that would enable them to unlock the gates of paradise”

  7. Yes, statistics from the Iran/Iraq war are quite gruesome. Still, I think you probably picked one of the tamest examples of things Iranians did in the name of the Imam.

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