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Tuesday, May 11, 2004

This Is Our Enemy

This, my friends, is exactly the sort of evil we are fighting. We have seen what many are calling horrible pictures depicting abuse of Iraqi prisoners. Now, al-Qaida has decided to get revenge by (apparently) beheading an American citizen in Iraq. The terrible images of naked, hooded Iraqis was so awful that these scum decided to record the beheading of an innocent civilian. These evil people need to be killed. There is no reconciling with anyone who would do this. There can be no compromise. If we find anyone to compromise with, those people must promise that scum like this caught on tape will be dealt with.

Here is the part of the story I'm sure we'll be hearing more about:

"For the mothers and wives of American soldiers, we tell you that we offered the U.S. administration to exchange this hostage with some of the detainees in Abu Ghraib and they refused."

So we were supposed to trade criminals for an innocent hostage? This is their idea of an even exchange? These are animals and they will be hunted down as such.

I hope that we Americans and the Iraqi people never forget that this innocent man, Nick Berg, along with his many coworkers put himself at risk for the sake of rebuilding Iraq after decades of neglect. Their sacrifices must be remembered alongside those of our soldiers.


More on Mr. Berg:

Berg had traveled several times to Third World countries to help spread technology, his family said. He had previously traveled to Kenya and Ghana, where they said he had purchased a $900 brick-making press for a poor village, the family said.

Berg's mother, Suzanne Berg, said her son was in Iraq to help rebuild communication antennas.

"He had this idea that he could help rebuild the infrastructure," she said.

Michael Berg described himself as fervently anti-war, but said his son disagreed with him.

"He was a Bush supporter," Berg said. "He looked at it as bringing democracy to a country that didn't have it."

Seems like maybe this is the real story, rather than the title it was given. Just a thought AP. It seems to me that this guy was doing what he believed in, and for the right reasons. I'm sure he understood the risks, and I am saddened to know that yet another stand-up, principled individual has been lost.


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