Boy beaten to death while mother serves in Iraq

“A man beat his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son to death after she left the boy in his care while she was deployed to Iraq, police said.”

I am not sure with whom I am more pissed off at. At the idiotic woman who left her kids in the care of a 23 year old boyfriend, or the army for taking a mother of 3 away. I hope they both pay the price, not just the killer.


Kenneth C. Vendler wrote on May 28th, 2007 at 8:34 AM PST:

“…or the army for taking a mother of 3 away”

Last I checked, the US military was made up of volunteers. When anyone (including mothers of three) sign up for the military, they run the risk of getting called up for duty. That’s what that commitment thing is all about…

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Eugenia wrote on May 28th, 2007 at 8:43 AM PST:

I am sorry, but I do not agree at all. The military must ALWAYS profile its volunteers and only use the ones with the fewest responsibilities. It’s about the military itself being responsible to its volunteers.

There is a different thing signing up to protect your country on a volunteering basis when it is of the outmost importance and your country is being bombarded, and another when there are 400,000 more volunteers to pick from with no immediate responsibilities to their relatives, for a war that’s far away from the borders!

Right now, this woman lost a child. And it wasn’t because a soldier of the opponent side knocked the door of her home down and killed her child. It was because BOTH she and the military she serves at, were irresponsible.

While the killer will pay for it, the killer is also a victim. Here you have a 23 year old, who still knows almost nothing of life, trying to put up with 3 children! How stupid was that?!?

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