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Thursday, August 26, 2004

Understatement of the year

"My husband did not take the news well." -- Melida Arredondo.

So what happened?
After being informed that his 20-year-old son was killed while serving in Iraq, a Florida man doused a U.S. government van with gasoline and set it on fire while sitting inside.

Carlos Arredondo, 44, was severely burned and rushed to Hollywood Regional Hospital in Florida after learning that Pfc. Alexander Arredondo had died, police said.
I guess any comment here would seem tasteless. I will suggest that there are thousands of Iraqi fathers getting the same news. When they respond similarly they are labelled insurgents or terrorists. Carlos Arredondo isn't a terrorist. The true terrorists are in the White House.