U.S. marines today fired on a van containing 13 people today, including women and children, when it did not stop immediately at a U.S. checkpoint in Iraq. 7 people were killed inside the van and 2 people were wounded. Iraqi V.P. Taha Yasin Ramadan confirmed that the van was a suicide bombing and promised that there would be more to come.
Do you think that we are justified in firing on oncoming vehicles when they do not stop immediately? This particular case was a suicide attack, but next time it might just be a van full of women and children passing through. I'd like to hear your thoughts on if we are taking up our intensity too high in Iraq, or even if we aren't reacting to mounting terrorism attempts enough.