Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The good die young

Soldiers who signed anti-war op-ed piece die in Iraq

(CNN) -- Two U.S. soldiers whose signatures appeared on an op-ed piece in The New York Times critical of the war in Iraq were among seven Americans killed in a truck accident outside of Baghdad, family members said Wednesday.

Staff Sgt. Yance Gray and Sgt. Omar Mora were members of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Gray, Mora and five other soldiers died Monday when their truck overturned near the Iraqi capital, U.S. officials said. [more...]


Anonymous said...

I think the deaths of these soldiers, who were courageous enough to state the truth, should be actively investigated by a Congressional committee. Include the one who was shot in the head also!!

Get us out of Iraq - we don't belong there and we never did. Cannot find any justification having gone to war in Iraq and the assassination attempt on Bush #1 - does not count!

Anonymous said...

I don't think their article or opinions had anything to do with their deaths. Their deaths were due to the the United States' frivilous, unjustified, and unwarranted invasion of Iraq. These men, like the thousands before them, died for nothing. The US military is trying to save face after being embarrassed for over six years by men using low-tech explosives and rifles to show how useless our billions of dollars of "arms" can be. We can meddle in North Korea's and Iran's nuclear arms programs, but we can't even get protection from a few 19 year olds who hijacked some planes. What's wrong with that picture? We can't even reliably track a plane once a transponder is turned off, yet we can send the space shuttle up to a useless spacestation on a regular basis and have a minute-by-minute account of every inch of foam that falls off it. What's wrong with that picture? My point is that America and the world is finally starting to see what a joke this country is. Outside of a few freedoms and a few liberal laws, we're just as bad off as any third-world country in some areas.

Thom said...

Given this government's penchant for cover-ups, we'd never know if the soldiers were fragged. (Though how to accomplish this with a vehicle accident is sketchy.)