Per the press:
"BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The family of one soldier who has been missing in Iraq since Friday has been notified that his body has been found, his aunt said.
The aunt of Pfc. Kristian Menchaca, 23, of Houston, Texas, told CNN that the military had given the family the news that Menchaca's body was found.
A high-ranking official with the Iraqi defense ministry told CNN Tuesday that the bodies of Menchaca and Pfc. Thomas Tucker were found on Saturday south of Baghdad.
No more details were immediately available. "Two bodies have been found," Maj. William Wilhoite, spokesman for Multi-National Forces-Iraq, told CNN."
This was unfortunately an foregone conclusion. These guys were toast the minute the thugs got 'em. I agree with this post.
"This is a sad end, a result of a basic tactical error by the leader of the group to which these soldiers belonged. As I mentioned below, we'll learn from this. This will be the lesson of the day from every commander out there. When you have a group that small, you never split them. You either all go, or you all stay.
There's another lesson, an unofficial one, which will be passed among the troops themselves. Never surrender. They'll just kill you anyway. It's better to go down fighting."
Amen, You NEVER separate, and never surrender. Casualties of war happen, but a lot of times they happen by dumb assed mistakes, this does indeed to be a result of a tactical error.
Even so let's not also forget that while the MSM and the left would always remind us that "insurgents" should be treated like prisoners of war when captured, the fact is - as we are finding out as word is also coming in that these "insurgents" brutally murdered their prisoners.
We're not fighting "an army", but a bunch of punk thugs who kill women, use children for sheilds, and murder soldiers like these. There is no "trial", nor "reason" for these thugs. Like rabid dogs, these radical islamics need to be hunted down and exterminated, and that is exactly what our teams in their are doing with rapid fire precision.
Subsequently, we will exact vengence four fold on those who committed the acts - this is the code.
More at Michelle Malkin.
UPDATE: Per CNN - the thugs booby-trapped the bodies.
Watching the MSM now to see how they use this to promote the Democrats call for cut and run tomorrow.
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Posted by Jack Moss