Monday, December 13, 2004

Set compassionate soldier free

On that soldier who shot the wounded Iraqi teenager out of compassion, these "human rights" organizations ought to be ashamed of themselves for calling for his punishment. The minute I read about it one thing fled through my mind, yesterday sure enough, another article confirms what I was thinking. From the Boston Herald, the 16 year-old male was "found in a burning truck with severe abdominal wounds sustained during clashes in Sadr City." Forensic science is full of such euphemisms to mask the unspeakable. You don't want to know what "massive head trauma" means. In this case "severe" means the poor kid was gut-shot, most likely disemboweled. It's the wound every soldier dreads most. The problem is your guts are all dirty from laying on the ground so you're going to die a slow, horrible death from infection anyway, even if they can stuff them back in, which they probably can't. You'd better hope there's someone around nice enough to shoot you. The rest of your nervous system could be working just fine and you can be fully conscious for a while. The larger point is that CNN-Fox News never come close to showing how ugly war is. This is the single most important factor in keeping Bush's war afloat, otherwise most people would be against it.

I call on politicians to intervene for the release of this compassionate young man, Staff Sgt. Johnny M. Horne, who probably knew he'd be going to jail for it but was too kind to care.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

would love to sign that petition but cant find it anywhere online helpppppppppppp

11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Visit Staff Sergeant Johnny Horne's website and sign the petition.Let's bring this soldier home!!!

9:29 PM  
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