Comments: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

The enemy doesn't care about the Geneva convention. They use suicide bombers, human shields, murder and mutilation, as a matter of course.
Fair minded soldiers of the west cannot really be expected to deal--the cultures don't match up.
There's little chance of bringing these folks out of the middle ages in this century.

Posted by Peter at April 12, 2004 04:36 PM

Peter, I have to believe you are wrong. The jihadists and the al Qaeda operatives are not the same as the people of either Iraq, Afghanistan or the mid-east.

I tend to side with those who believe that most people just want to live their lives, care for their families and live to a ripe old age.

But there are some people who will need to be killed because they are too demented to care about anything but their own fanaticsm.

Posted by Debbye at April 13, 2004 07:13 PM