Of course, he already IS home.

September 18th, 2007  |  Published in etc

Iraq considers new steps against security companies:

Sami Hawas Karim, 42, a taxi driver who was shot in the hip and side, said he, too, had stopped for the convoy when he saw the guards suddenly open fire on a car bearing a man, a woman and a small child. The guards then opened fire on maintenance workers in the square, the car in front of him, the car behind him and a minibus full of girls.

When he felt the pain of his two wounds, he opened the door of his car and fell to the ground; his 13-year-old son in the car with him wasn’t harmed.

“I thought about my family and my five kids,” he said. “I remembered my two brothers who were killed, and I said to myself, ‘I’m going to be the third.'”

Is this the point at which we send in Tom Hanks and a scrappy platoon of Rangers to get Mr. Karim to the safety of the States? Or is that a service we only extend during times of just war?

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