Saturday, October 20, 2007

A Typical Day in Iraq, But This Time Close to Home...

Too close. The video below shows an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) attack on a convoy of American troops from the perspective of the attackers. (Warning - it's difficult to watch.) The son of two of our protesters was in the vehicle behind the one that was hit, and he sent this video to his Dad, who asked me to post it here. Thankfully their son wasn't injured in the attack, at least not physically, but he watched it happen, saw his friends and comrades blown up. Think about that. Killed right before his eyes, knowing that it could easily have been him.

Roadside bombs are detonated every 15 minutes in Iraq. Every. Fifteen. Minutes. This is what we are asking of our troops. This is the life of the soldier in Iraq. This is why we must bring them home.

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