The brutal slayings of Pfc. Kristian Menchaca and Pfc. Thomas L. Tucker make me sick. This is why we have to win. I guess some people read about these deaths and think the best idea is to pull all our soldiers out so no more get killed, but our troops have volunteered to risk their lives for our sake and I commend and thank them for it. By fighting and dying over there, they're saving countless of our lives over here. It's heroic and noble, and yes, tragic, but their the cause is good.

"We give the good news ... to the Islamic nation that we have carried God's verdict by slaughtering the two captured crusaders," said the claim, which appeared on an Islamic militant Web site where insurgent groups regularly post statements and videos.

"With God Almighty's blessing, Abu Hamza al-Muhajer carried out the verdict of the Islamic court" calling for the soldiers' slaying, the statement said.

The statement said the soldiers were "slaughtered," suggesting that al-Muhajer beheaded them. The Arabic word used in the statement, "nahr," is used for the slaughtering of sheep by cutting the throat and has been used in past statements to refer to beheadings.

Right back at'cha, just be patient.

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