Contempt for the life of the most innocent

The violence in Iraq has reached a truly macabre stage with the first case of children being used in sacrificial bombing missions.

Insurgents detonated a bomb in a car with two children in it after using the children as decoys to get through a military checkpoint in Baghdad, an American general said Tuesday. . . . American soldiers had stopped the car at the checkpoint but had allowed it to pass after seeing the two children in the back seat.

“Children in the back seat lower suspicion,” he said. … “We let it move through. They parked the vehicle. The adults run out and detonate it with the children in back.

This is a level of cruelty and derangement that beggars belief.

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