I feel certain that those who read this letter to the editor have pondered the same question that had bothered me as well for some time.
It seems that certainly with as many road side bombs, car bombs, human bombs detonated in Iraq, someone had to know of the place where these bombs were prepared. Grandparents, parents, children some still on the mothers breast, uncles, aunts, and cousins have been killed by these devices. The deaths are now estimated at nearly 3, 000 Iraqian civilians. That total is not counting the U.S. troops that have died.
You have to wonder why someone has failed to turn these bomb builders in. Well go buy yourself a copy of the Quran (Koran) and then purchase the Politically Incorrect Guide To Islam by Robert Spencer.
When you read this you will learn why mothers urge their sons and daughters to carry these bombs that will kill them and yes they will mourn for their loss. But they will not, they dare not give the infidels (American's) any information that will lead to a Muslim arrest.
Get the two books, study them, and then you will understand what our troops are up against.
Remember in the movie "Patton"? When the U.S. troops literally destroyed Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's 10th Armored Tank Division at Guettar it was the first time Patton and Rommel had met. Patton stood on the edge of a hill and shouted out loudly, "Rommel, I read your book".
Read the two books mentioned and your questions will be answered.