A Lady's Ruminations

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Religion of Peace Honors Its Holy Month

With more bloodshed.

AP: U.S.: 22 pct. more attacks in Ramadan---

BAGHDAD, Iraq - The U.S. military spokesman says there has been a 22 percent jump in attacks during Ramadan and the drive to secure Baghdad has "not met our overall expectations."

The spike in violence during the Islamic holy month of fasting was "disheartening" and the Americans were working with Iraqi authorities to "refocus" security measures, Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell said.

"In Baghdad, Operation Together Forward has made a difference in the focus areas but has not met our overall expectations in sustaining a reduction in the level of violence," Caldwell said at a weekly news briefing.
It seems as though we often change our military strategies or decline to attack in a certain place or manner because we want to "respect their faith." This is especially true during their Holy Month of Ramadan.

But, apparently they feel no qualms about making blood run during the month, so I think that ought to remove all restraints for us, as well.

If they don't care about Ramadan, then neither should we. It obviously doesn't matter if we curtail bombing campaigns. The terrorists attack no matter what day or month it is.

Enough being nice.

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