With the awful saga of Terri Schiavo unfolding, I thought I'd write about some deaths that we CAN celebrate. This, from the AP:
"BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - U.S. and Iraqi forces raided a suspected guerrilla training camp and killed 85 fighters, the single biggest one-day death toll for militants in months and the latest in a series of blows to the insurgency, Iraqi officials said Wednesday.
The U.S. military announced late Tuesday that its air and ground forces backed Iraqi commandos during a noontime raid on the suspected training camp near Lake Tharthar in central Iraq. Seven commandos died in fighting, the U.S. military said. It did not give a death toll for the militants.
Iraqi officials said Wednesday 85 insurgents died in the clash _ the largest number killed in a single battle since the U.S. Marine-led November attack on the former militant stronghold of Fallujah left more than 1,000 dead. On Sunday, U.S. forces killed 26 attackers after an ambush south of Baghdad."
While I pray for a miracle to save Ms. Schiavo's life, I thank God for the deaths of so many who would kill innocents in Iraq. It's just a shame that the same government that is protecting innocent lives in Iraq is taking an innocet's life here at home.
PS: If over a hundred Iraqis or US troops were killed this week, it would've knocked the Schiavo story off the MSM's radar screen for a few days, at least. I have to see how widely the good news is reported before I go blaming it on media bias, but I have my suspicions.