Day By Day

Sunday, July 01, 2007

The Killing Fields

Michael Yon's latest report from Iraq is up. Check it out here. Warning, this is really rough stuff, so if you don't have a strong stomach avoid it. He shows what al Qaeda did to a village they occupied.

You won't see any of this stuff in the MSM.

Michael Ledeen comments:

"We must be clear about the nature of the war and the bestial nature of our enemies."

Yon's latest provides a clear picture of the terrorists' savage methods. Literally, because it's mostly photographs of what happened to a village that fell into the claws of al Qaeda. They just tore apart the villagers, their livestock, their children and women, and then boobytrapped the area to try to kill our guys, knowing that they would honor the dead.

And then I think about the terrorists' latest efforts in England and Scotland, where only innocents were targeted. And of course 9/11. And then I think of so many of our leaders, who seem to be preparing to retreat from Iraq (and therefore Afghanistan), thereby leaving the beasts, as Michael Yon properly calls them, an even broader area of operation.

And then I return to my mantra: the war is much bigger than iraq, we cannot win it in iraq alone, and there is no escape from this war. They are already here, and "bringing the boys home" will gain us nothing. It will only increase the number of victims.

Read it here.