A great man once said, "Politics is inherently stupid." That great man was me.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Who Is SFC Christopher J. Speer?

"Six days before he received the wounds that killed him, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher J. Speer walked into a minefield to rescue two wounded Afghan children, according to fellow soldiers. He applied a tourniquet to one child and bandaged the other, they said. Then he stopped a passing military truck to take the wounded children to a U.S. Army field hospital. Speer saved those children, his colleagues said.
Speer, a Special Forces medic, suffered a head wound during a search of the Ab Khail village in Afghanistan on July 27. He was evacuated to Germany, where he died Aug. 6. He was 28.
Survived by Wife, Tabitha,
two small children, Taryn and Tanner and brother Todd"

Who murdered SFC Christopher J. Speer?

Omar Khadr.

Read the comments posted below the article. While some are bang on, an unfortunate number of them are absolutely ignorant, and that's being kind. Many are quick to beat up on both the United States and those who wish to prosecute Khadr, yet show a complete lack of knowledge about the rules of warfare and international law in general. If this is the state of our nation, and we are more interested in defending the murderers of soldiers who bring freedom than the soldiers themselves, then we are indeed in dark times.

For those who need convincing, watch the video below: An interview with Sergeant Layne Morris, who was wounded in the battle in which Chris Speer was killed.

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