Sunday, April 04, 2004
After the monstrous, stomach-turning spectacle in Fallujah, even the Wahhabists at Arab News are queasy:

Editorial: Savagery

The spectacle of the mutilated remains of four American contractors being paraded through the streets of Fallujah will have turned the stomachs of all who saw this savagery on their television screens. This was mob violence at its worst.

Those who participated in the butchery must be punished. The mob may oppose the Coalition occupation. They may support the insurgents. They may count the death of soldiers as victories. But there is no understanding the brutish slaughter of four unarmed men who were working to rebuild their country. It was a senseless crime of great barbarity.

It's heartening to see the Arab world finally waking up to the barbarity plaguing their homeland.