They Are Just Barbaric Animals

How else do you explain something like this

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A suicide bomber targeting laborers killed 60 people Tuesday in Baghdad and wounded 220 others, Iraqi officials said.
A pickup truck, loaded with about 440 pounds (200 kilograms) of explosives, pulled into Tayaran Square as hundreds of unemployed Iraqis holding picks and shovels gathered seeking a day’s work.
The truck driver signaled to the would-be workers that he had jobs — prompting people to crowd around the pickup before he detonated his bomb, said an Iraqi Interior Ministry official.
The explosion, which sent a cloud of black smoke into the sky, set several cars ablaze, and gunfire sounded after the blast, Reuters reported.
“A driver with a pickup truck stopped and asked for laborers. When they gathered around the car, it exploded,” a witness told Reuters as he helped a stumbling survivor with a blood-stained head bandage.
“They were poor laborers looking for work. The poor are supposed to be protected by the government.”

I’m just sickened by this. And there’s really only so much the government can do when there are people willing to slaughter their fellow citizens wholesale, short of really clamping down with martial* law and basically shooting anyone who moves with out permission.
*oops! Thanks John!

5 Responses to “They Are Just Barbaric Animals”

  1. John says:

    I think ol’ George would be appalled at your use of his name in vain. (Better I catch it than your wife…)

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    I meant the guys with tin stars and sixshooters!

  3. Nightfly says:

    Could be worse, Bings – you could have written “M-A-R-I-T-A-L” by mistake, and then no power on earth could have shielded you.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Well, marital might be a good solution…that would whip them into shape.

  5. And he’s the college educated one…

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