March 30, 2003 — WASHINGTON – An Iraqi woman who was seen waving a white flag at coalition forces was found hanging from a light post the next morning, President Bush said yesterday, vowing that “war criminals will be hunted relentlessly and judged severely.”
The woman was “waving a white flag to get out of an area that was hazardous,” said Maj. Gen. Victor Renuart at the Pentagon’s Central Command post in Qatar.
“Our troops allowed her to continue. They continued on a patrol, came back some time later in the morning and found her hanged at the light post on a street corner.”
Similar acts of retaliation against civilians have been reported throughout Samawa, Nasiriyah and Basra, U.S. commanders said.
See what they do to their protesters. But I guess the Iraqi’s don’t really want us there huh? They’re living great lives under Saddam’s regime aren’t they? Please. It’s reasons like this that we are fighting this war.
This is a real tragedy. But in defense of the troops involved the truck was ordered to stop. And after the suicide bombing attack I really can’t blame them. It was unfortunate incidents like this that caused war protesters to spit on Vietnam Vets when they came home. Hopefully there will be no more incidents like this.