My one and only post regarding the war…
“Think of the children of Iraq!” was the rallying cry for much of the anti-administration, (temporary) peace-at-all-costs crowd. If American forces invaded Iraq, the streets would surely run red with the blood of innocent children, or so they would have us believe.
I’m betting these children didn’t mind our involvement –
…Around 150 children spilled out of the jail after the gates were opened as a US military Humvee vehicle approached, Lieutenant Colonel Fred Padilla told an AFP correspondent travelling with the Marines 5th Regiment.
“Hundreds of kids were swarming us and kissing us,” Padilla said.
“There were parents running up, so happy to have their kids back.”
“The children had been imprisoned because they had not joined the youth branch of the Baath party,” he alleged. “Some of these kids had been in there for five years.”
Kind of makes anti-war statements such as this seem utterly ridiculous:
…the voices of the men, women and children of Iraq who suffer daily from the effects of U.N. sanctions…Their present misery will fade against the innocent bloodshed to come in the event of war.
Yup… those children released from jail certainly are worse off now, eh?