Assumption of Command

23 March 2005

Iraqi citizens are fighting back

Commenter Papa Ray found a good story. Papa Ray pointed me to American Future Where they have found some great news in, of all places, the NY Times:
Ordinary Iraqis rarely strike back at the insurgents who terrorize their country. But just before noon today, a carpenter named Dhia saw a troop of masked gunmen with grenades coming towards his shop and decided he had had enough. As the gunmen emerged from their cars, Dhia and his young relatives shouldered their own AK-47's and opened fire, police and witnesses said. In the fierce gun battle that followed, three of the insurgents were killed, and the rest fled just after the police arrived.
This is good to see. I will say it again. The quicker the Iraqis stand up for themselves the quicker this country will see peace.

Thanks Papa Ray!