Michael Fumento reminds us that we need to destroy the country and its people in order for the country and the now dead people to be free:
Time again to try to cripple the U.S. military effort in Iraq. It’s not enough that it sometimes seems like whenever we bomb a terrorist safe house we’re accused of killing 40 civilians and no terrorists. (Why is it always 40?) Nor that we’re told we must turn the prisons at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay into genteel facilities fit for Martha Stewart. Now the defeat-niks are screaming about our use of white phosphorus during the bloody battle for Fallujah last year.
Regardless of the weapon, how can you possibly avoid noncombatant deaths when the enemy not only hides among civilians but hides as civilians â€” in total violation of the Geneva Convention, for those of you keeping track?
Further, the dead civilians in the video are wearing clothing. Both the film’s narrator and another of those defeat-nik “experts,” former Marine Jeff Englehart, try to explain this away by saying WP can burn flesh while leaving clothes intact. But true weapons experts, such as GlobalSecurity.org Director John Pike, say there’s no such black magic. “If it hits your clothes it will burn your clothes,” he told reporters.
As daily news reports illustrate in brilliant red Technicolor, the greatest threat to Iraqi civilians are the terrorists. If we want to save civilians, our soldiers must be free to use the best legal equipment available to kill those terrorists and to continue liberating Iraq.(my emphasis)
…even if we have to kill the civilians to get to the terrorists who are killing the civilians.
I guess we should be thankful that Fumento isn’t a hostage negotiator.