21 June, 2006

There is a Difference...

Michael Yon shares his thoughts on the atrocity committed against PFC Menchaca and PFC Tucker in a powerful post entitled "Brave Men and Demons." He writes, in part:

We did not create this evil, although it does reveal itself more sharply by comparison in the presence of decent people. When the tactics of an enemy cross the line, sentient peoples recognize that they are no longer entitled to be called opposing forces, insurgents, freedom fighters, revolutionaries, or Jihadists — they are terrorists.

...Let our brave men be remembered with dignity and great honor, for they died in hell while fighting the devil himself.
It may be almost cliche in this context, but the word "amen" hovers on my lips.

If you haven't yet, do read it all.