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Sunday, March 06, 2005


Don't Shoot

So a woman is taken hostage in Iraq, an Italian reporter. She's held for months, and with the help of the Italian army is found, negotiated for, and released. Bearing in mind Iraq is considered a war zone, why are people upset that she was wounded and her saviour killed? I do think it is unfortunate that it happened, that American troops fired on her vehicle. But, as I said, war zone, unmarked car. When American troops tried to stop the car, the driver thought that driving past them was just fine. And the soldiers, trying to stop a suspicious vehicle had every right to fire on that care after it failed to halt and identify. This is not America's fault that an Italian driver had no common sense. If this man's death, and this woman's wounds had been avoidable, it lay in the driver's hands, not the American soldiers. I'm sorry, but some people need to grow up.

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