44 men. People blame religion, lack of coordination, foolhardy leaders aiming at redemption, the absence of the Commander in Chief. I understand the sentiment - those 44 men are husbands, sons, brothers, fathers - and for them all to die so violently in the line of duty just leaves you with a lump in your throat. You just want to blame somebody, anybody. You can't stop ordinary citizens from wanting to know why it happened, and for demanding our government to do something about it. The mandate should never be limited to the police - the state must serve and protect us all.
I pray for the souls of the fallen 44, and for their families.