This from an article in The New York Times:
“Ideally, we would kill them all,” Col. Joseph Anderson, a brigade commander of the 101st Airborne Division, told Reuters [in regard to Fedayeen paramilitary fighters]. “But if they choose to change their mind and flee, there’s not much we can do.”
Now wait a minute: I thought we wanted Iraqi fighters to drop their weapons and end resistance, so we wouldn’t have to kill them. But Col. Anderson is apparently satisfied only by as much death as possible. Those of you “disgusted” by Columbia professor de Genova and his call for a “million more Mogadishus” might examine the attitude of your own feckless troopers. de Genova is not in a position to create a “million more Mogadishus”, but Col. Anderson is in the position to decide life and death for many, many people.