There’s a world of difference between stupid decisions and soulless evil.
As blatantly self-evident as that statement may seem, I think the distinction sometimes gets lost in passion and rhetoric. A quick review:
Invading a country with neither the resources required nor a plan for the invasion aftermath is abysmally stupid.
Deliberately blowing up children is evil:
A US defense official said the incident occurred on Sunday in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah district, a mixed neighborhood adjacent to Sadr City, which is predominantly Shiite.
After going through the checkpoint, the vehicle parked next to a market across the street from a school, said the official, who asked not to be identified.
“And the two adults were seen to get out of the vehicle, and run from the vehicle, and then followed by the detonation of the vehicle,” the official said.
“It killed the two children inside as well as three other civilians in the vicinity. So, a total of five killed, seven injured,” the official said.
A dose of reality every now and again can do wonders for one’s perspective.