Anyone who takes up arms directly against invaders are heroic. Imagine that. A woman with a baby standing up against the most powerful military force on the face of the planet!
This reminds me of how the FBI sniper murdered Randy Weaver's wife while she was holding her baby at Ruby Ridge.
Will Grigg wrote an on-point article regarding Chris Kyle.
Here is one quote, "For some reason many Iraqis resented the armed emissaries of the distant government that had installed Saddam in power, built up his arsenal and apparatus of domestic repression, and then conferred upon the inhabitants of that nation the unmatched blessing of several decades of wars, embargoes, airstrikes, disease
and the early, avoidable deaths of hundreds of thousands of children."