Sunday, October 23, 2005

It Takes a Village to Twist a Child

Don't ever forget that our enemies are evil. The Sunnis of Iraq have too many people that are filled with jihadi hate for infidels. While not all Sunnis are part of this sick society, enough are twisted enough to infect their children with the sickness.

When a convoy got lost north of Baghdad, Sunnis attacked with small arms and RPGs. Four employees of an American company were killed in the attack. Two were killed after being dragged from their damaged vehicle:

The Telegraph reported that two of the contractors not killed in the initial attack were dragged alive from their vehicle, which had been badly shot up. They were forced to kneel in the road before being killed.

"Killing one of the men with a rifle round fired into the back of his head, they doused the other with petrol and set him alight," the paper reported.

"Barefoot children, yelping in delight, piled straw on to the screaming man's body to stoke the flames."

The crowd then "dragged their corpses through the street, chanting anti-U.S. slogans," the report said.

What kind of society raises its children to yelp with delight while feeding the flames of a wounded man burning? The Iraqi Sunnis are so used to abusing their victims on a grand scale when they ruled Iraq, but now they must content themselves with the occasional furtive atrocity in the gaps of our security efforts.

I may be willing to work with Sunnis to end the fighting, but I never get confused that our enemy is despicable. We need to pay a little more attention to Duluiyah, it seems. And the Sunnis who aren't part of this sick Sunni sub-society that pines for the days when its abusive behavior was the law of the land must be encouraged to join with the government and Coalition in stamping out the killers who live among the Sunni community and kill in their name.

If our covert operations guys are worth their salt, we will build lists of those who have committed such atrocities and go after them in the future if the Iraqi government cannot get them due to political considerations.