Scary Iraq development
From the BBC-
A US military official has said children have been used in a bomb attack in Iraq, raising fears that insurgents are using a new tactic.
Gen Michael Barbero said a vehicle stopped at a checkpoint was waved through because two children were seen in the back, but was then detonated.
Militants were changing tactics in response to tighter security, he said.
Five people including the children died and another seven were injured in the attack, in Baghdad on Sunday.
The brutality and ruthless nature of this enemy hasn't changed - they are just interested in slaughtering Iraqi civilians
Gen Michael Barbero
Gen Barbero said there had been also two adults in the car. They parked it near a market, abandoned it with the children inside and apparently detonated it.
The two children died, along with three civilians in the vicinity, officials said.
Gen Barbero said it was the first time he had seen a report of children being used in bombings.
"The brutality and ruthless nature of this enemy hasn't changed," he said.
Sickening news if true. It reminds me of this Golda Meir quote.
Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.
Apparently some in Iraq haven't learned that lesson. What does it tell us about an enemy that will sacrifice its own children in the way reported above?
That they would kill US children just as easily if given the opportunity.
Hat tip- Captain's Quarters
Linked to- Conservative Thoughts,