Wednesday, November 17, 2004

The Fallujah Nightmare Emerges

The terrorized people of Fallujah are beginning to tell their horror stories of being placed under the most strictest taliban-like rule.
Even those who had been hurt in the attack appeared to be happy to see the American troops. One half-naked elderly man in underwear stained with blood from wounds inflicted by a US shell cursed the insurgents as he greeted advancing Marines. “I wish the Americans had come here the very first day and not waited eight months,” he said.

Another old man, who had been imprisoned by the rebels and was then petrified by the US assault, praised the American troops for driving out the gunmen. “We were happy you did what you did because Fallujah had been suffocated by the Mujahidin,” he said, recalling arbitrary killings of anyone who failed to adhere to the strict doctrine of the Wahhabi hardliners. “Anyone considered suspicious would be slaughtered. We would see unknown corpses around the city all the time.”

As American bulldozers began to clear the streets yesterday and the first of the army’s civil affairs teams headed in to assess reconstruction needs, one officer judged that for the people of Fallujah, the old Vietnam War adage – “To save the village we had to destroy it” – may hold true.(/snip)

Military and civilian experts have plans to repair and restock hospitals, reopen schools and government buildings and restore amenities. The aim is to have the city operating again in time for elections in January.

Yep! The evil Americans have done it again. What is really sad about this story is the thought, that possibly, pacifist liberals despise tales like this because it hurts their cause. I am still thanking the good Lord every day that we do not have a pacifist in the White House. Hoorah!

(Link via Powerline)