Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Kristian Menchaca, 23 (left), and Pfc. Thomas L. Tucker were found dead yesterday morning outside the town where they were captured. The two soldiers disappeared Friday night in an ambush southwest of Baghdad, and the military has been searching vigorously in and around Yusufiya. A third soldier, Specialist David J. Babineau, 25, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was killed when insurgents attacked the three at a traffic checkpoint.

Last night I saw "The Dark Side," a PBS Frontline documentary about how the Iraq war was "sold" to be American people. We were told Saddam posed a terrible threat to the world. He was the one responsible for 9/11. We would be greeted as liberators. A pack of lies. As I watched this show I couldn't help but think about these two young men who were so brutally murdered. They and many others are paying a terrible price to satisfy the NeoCon obsession with wanting to bring about regime change in Iraq.

I hope one day the people responsible for this war will be held accountable.

(Photo: AP)