The media outlets that reported it did not ask the obvious question: If the American man wanted to punish someone for the Iraq war, why didn't he punish himself, since it is the United States that led the invasion of Iraq and is responsible for most of the deaths and destruction?
Hartmann, a US citizen, first sought-out a Dutch soldier in the southern Dutch city of Roosendaal, but could not find one and turned his axe on a student waiting for a train on a platform at the city's station, said a Dutch news agency.
Local newspaper BN/De Stem said Hartmann was looking for a victim in order to punish the Netherlands for its support of the war in Iraq. The paper identified the slain student as Thijs Geers.
complete story at http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/09/13/2031665.htm?section=world