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Iraqi Orphanage found in deplorable condition

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Brooklyn Bridge, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    The 82nd Airborne finds special needs children, bound and naked on the floor of an orphanage. The Director is found in a cushy, air-conditioned office. Why should we continue to sacrifice American troops for an ineffective, or corrupt government. Sometimes my best work is done on deadline. Maybe we should set that withdrawl date and FORCE the government to get its s**t in gear.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/06/18/eveningnews/main2946007.shtml
     
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    End well this will not. In more ways than one.
     
  3. gingerbread

    gingerbread Well-Known Member

    One of my brother's soldiers (in the 3rd ACR) adopted an Iraqi orphan after the boy came to their "base" -- it was a bunch of tents and wire near the Syrian border -- and said he had information about a bad man the Americans wanted. The boy came day after day after day, and finally, after making sure he wasn't wearing a bomb or holding a pin that would make one go off, they invited him in, heard his story (the wanted man was the boy's dad, who had killed his mom and sis), followed the boy to his village, and sure enough it all was true. I believe they caught the father/insurgent/whatever you want to call him. The Iraqi boy, now about 10, is in the Colorado school systems, and assimilating fairly well according to my bro.
    Their story was on Oprah a few months ago. Seriously
     
  4. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    See, this is the stuff that pisses me off.

    These insurgents using kids as human shields. It's not new. I bet if we plowed into Kandahar province and looked in every nook and cranny, we'd see the same thing.

    Of course, a-holes aren't limited to Iraq. And I bet war makes normally generous people do selfish things. Nonetheless, some of this crap is hideous.
     
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