An Updated Rerun 2009 Series
He talked about when he was an officer in Iraq and how the loss of one of his soldiers via an IED (improvised explosive device) led him to a discussion with an Iraqi cleric.
“Do you want to know how to stop IED’s and roadside bombs?” said the cleric.
“Sure,” said Lt. Suits, hoping to hear an answer for the dilemma.
“When you enter a town, grab a ten-year old boy and tie him to the front of your Humvee. Then , when you are leaving the town, untie the boy and let him go. The IED’s will stop,” said the cleric in a matter of fact tone of voice.
Suits was shocked by the cleric’s statement. He could hardly contain himself. “American soldiers would rather die than use an innocent boy as a shield. That’s a barbarous, cowardly act!” proclaimed Suits.
The cleric shrugged his shoulders as if to say, “Okay, that’s up to you.”
No matter how the news media and the anti-war movement have portrayed our American soldiers, our military will not resort to any means possible to win the war against radical terrorists. And sadly, the terrorists use this noble characteristic as a weapon against us.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)
(Continued in Part 5)