Now I want you to imagine that the soldier who was shot is your best friend or brother. Imagine that is your unit. Are you going to be in a "positive" frame of mind, eager to win hearts and minds when you go out on "routine" patrol tomorrow? I doubt it. If our units keep taking casualties like this they will eventually overreact and kill some Iraqi civilians. This will further inflame the situation and make it more difficult to pacify Baghdad. This is not a path to victory, at least for us.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Sniper Shoots American Soldiers
I found this at Larry Johnson's No Quarter. He has a disturbing but vital post and the following video of an insurgent sniper preying on American soldiers. After the video, read Larry's post. Caution: Graphic