War Sucks

Ralph Peters reminds us that the accidental horrors of war cut both ways:

. . .since the start of the war, Iraqi air defense guns have fired millions of rounds of varying caliber into the skies over Baghdad. And what goes up does, indeed, come down.

More dangerous still, the Iraqis have launched several hundred – perhaps thousands – of surface-to-air missiles into those same skies. Some self-destruct in the air, casting debris over a wide area. Others fall back to earth and explode wherever they happen to land.

There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind: Those rounds and missiles are killing and wounding Iraqis every day, in significant numbers.


These aren’t war crimes; they’re just the terrible results of war. But you won’t read much about them in the press.


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