Friday, November 19, 2004

The nature of the enemy

These are the actions of the "insurgents" some think are entitled to Geneva Convention protections:
The group led by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said it beheaded two Iraqi soldiers in broad daylight in Mosul, a statement found on an Islamist Web site on Friday said.

"They were both slaughtered in Mosul in front of a large group of people," the statement by Al Qaeda Organization of Holy War in Iraq said.

We are not "better than them" if we ask our troops to risk their own lives to show mercy to, or treat, wounded terrorists of this type. I'd like to know the answer to this question Thomas Sowell asks, "Why any such terrorists should be captured alive in the first place is a real question".

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