Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Suggested Reading for Today

Arthur Chrenkoff has a couple of interesting stories. The first is about the people conducting the suicide car bombing:

"He was trying to drive into a busy checkpoint and the Marine guards wounded him and disabled his car before he could reach the intersection and activate the bomb," West wrote. "When they opened the door to remove him, they found him chained to the seat with his hands taped to the steering wheel. He had an activation switch on his body that he could use but they also found a remote-control activation device under the front seat. It was hidden in the floor of the car so he probably didn't know it was there... He was going to die whether he wanted to or not."

It turned out he also was heavily drugged, West said.

I don't think Micheal Moore's comparison to Minutemen was a very good one.

Chrenkoff also has a great post on the Coalition of the Willing...including this amazing story of the bravery of some of our allies:

One of his friends was dead, 12 others lay wounded and the four soldiers still left standing were surrounded and out of ammunition. So Salvadoran Cpl. Samuel Toloza said a prayer, whipped out his knife and charged the Iraqi gunmen. In one of the only known instances of hand-to-hand combat in the Iraq conflict, Cpl. Toloza stabbed several attackers swarming around a comrade. The stunned assailants backed away momentarily, just as a relief column came to the unit's rescue.

Wow...theres some Marines that'd be proud...


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