In Case You Need Convincing

The US is right in its war effort.

###How does a fascist regime defend itself?

They shoot POWs in the head and flaunt their corpses on camera. They site military hardware near hospitals and schools, turning civilians into human shields. They wave a white flag to indicate surrender, then open up with machine guns or rocket-propelled grenades. They order noncombatants in front-line cities to attack allied troops, threatening to kill them if they refuse. They build a military bunker under the hotel at which foreign reporters are required to stay.

###The Truth from a Human Shield

Daniel Pepper, an American who traveled to Baghdad to be a human shield, was shocked when ordinary Iraqis told him the facts of life under Saddam.

*We just sat, listening, our mouths open wide,” Pepper wrote this week. ”Jake, one of the others, just kept saying, `Oh, my God’ as the driver described the horrors of the regime. Jake was so shocked at how naive he had been. We all were. It hadn’t occurred to anyone that the Iraqis might actually be prowar.* Most crushing of all was the realization that most Iraqis assumed Saddam had paid the protesters to come to Iraq. They could imagine no other reason why free people would demonstrate against a war to bring him down.