Thursday, February 7, 2008

Kids Playing Insurgent in Iraq

Lots of people here are surprised and angered to see a video of children acting out insurgent kidnapping scenes in Iraq. Not me. These kids have been watching war games 24/7 for most of their lives. A ten-year-old kid in Baghdad watching war unfold in his neighborhood all of his life would surely mimic that even in his play, much like I mimicked the 'cowboys and Indians' I watched on black and white TV in the 50's.

Who is shocked? Who finds it unconscionable? War is real to these children. Did anybody think that the Bush War was some TV drama? No, this is what you get when you initiate a preemptive war on a country and occupy it for 5 years. Think of the permanent mental scars these children will carry with them throughout their lives.

"We're bring'n freedom." Bull crap!

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