Wednesday, March 31, 2004

This Is Mission Accomplished?

From the New York Times:

FALLUJA, Iraq, March 31 — An enraged mob attacked four American contractors here today, shooting them to death, burning their vehicles, dragging their bodies through the downtown streets and then hanging the charred corpses from a bridge over the Euphrates River.

A State Department spokesman, Lou Fintor, confirming the nationalities today, said neither the names of the victims nor the name of the company for which they worked would be immediately released.

Meanwhile, less than 15 miles away, in the same area of the increasingly violent Sunni Triangle, five marines were killed in one of the deadliest roadside bomb incidents for coalition troops in weeks. The marines were traveling through a dusty village along a supply route when the explosion ripped into their vehicles.

The steadily deteriorating security situation in the Falluja area, west of Baghdad, has become so dangerous that no American soldiers or Iraqi security staff responded to the attack against the contractors.

And just what do you think is going to happen in the next ninety days that will convince anyone that we have done Iraq a favor by unleashing this madness on them? Do you really think Paul Bremer is going to click his heels together three times and say, “There’s no place like home?” And even if Bush loses the election, this inferno will still be there for John Kerry and probably the president after him.

This is insane.