So Auguste at LA just pointed me to this. They hat-tipped Pandago who hat-tipped Roxanne, so it is going around. Auguste was just saying to me:
“Somehow the water thing is as bad as anything else, maybe because it’s live and it’s kids
I mean it’s not, but it is.”
And I responded:
“Yeah, there are a million worse things, but the line isn’t between those things and this, this is on the other side of that line.”
What were we talking about that I don’t want to talk about? A YouTube vid of US GIs taunting Iraqi kids into running behind their vehicle for mile(s) for a bottle of clean drinking water. I’ll go ahead and say alleged because it’s just “so” “unbelievable” “.”
Then we have this in comments at LA:
# Prometheus Says:
November 22nd, 2006 at 2:24 am
“Mista, mista give me money, mista mista mi mi”
Has one of you stopped to consider that the children were following the troops because most do have some sort of hand out. When I was gunner we hander out candy, water and even dolls for the children. They constantly beg. We even had muslim meals for them.
I think it is bad for this soldier, who would be in the minority, to do what he did. Also I can understand it. With constant begging one gets tired of it.
Well, it looks like this total ****ing cobag might as well go out and murder whoever he wishes, because he’s certifiable, because right and wrong have been wiped off the map. Of course, Promo is saying the begging kids would be following the vehicle no matter what, and that this situation is less than it appears to be. Guess what, unfortunately, we’ve been told for the last X years that appearances matter.