The blogosphere is abuzz with the news of the recent bombings in Baghdad targeting a pet market full of children who had the day off from school. The fact that children were the target is not what has people up in arms. We've grown all too familiar with that terrorist tactic. What has everyone aghast is the possibility that the female bombers were mentally disabled and unaware that their lives would be sacrificed for the terrorist cause.
I found this essay on the bombings from NPR's Scott Simon particularly moving, A Tragedy in Baghdad. The subdued but shocked tone of his voice really grabbed my attention.
I'm not surprised by the possibility that the women in this bombing may have been mentally disabled. Using the disabled to carrying out these kinds of bombings is not new. It speaks volumes about those who sink so low.