What Doc Says

Facing evil:

I know pictures like this serve as propaganda for the enemy, which has no remorse about routinely doing worse than what these American soldiers will regret terribly for the rest of their lives.

We can debate strategy for the duration. Meanwhile, we have this, and countless other tragedies like it. Blame who you will; it won’t make this little girl one bit happier. It won’t bring back her parents, who lost their lives for… what?

I don’t have an answer. If you do, tell it to that girl.

I cry every time I see the picture. And this one.

What happened:

Nighttime Anguish

An Iraqi girl screams after her parents were killed by U.S. troops during a dusk patrol in the northern city of Tall Afar. Witnesses said the soldiers, from the 1st Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade), fired on the family’s car after it failed to heed warnings to stop and come toward the troops. One of the five children riding in the back seat was injured. The military said it was investigating.