Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Killing Fields of Iraq

An occupation initially advertised as a “cakewalk” war to disarm a tyrant is now, according to our politically desperate president, a fight for the soul of the world—good versus evil, democracy versus tyranny.

But the carnage we have visited upon Iraq represents nothing of the sort. We are not building democracy, we are creating mayhem.

The evidence arrives daily in the form of dozens, sometimes hundreds, of mutilated bodies. But even the few ghastly images that actually make it onto the television actually underestimate the horror. And it is getting worse, not better: The killing of innocents is now 10 times higher than a year ago. - Robert Scheer
The Iraq Body Count dismisses the over 600,000 Iraqi deaths by the Lancet report as it continues it's own badly flawed count of only violent civilian death by the insurgency reported in western media which is approaching 50,000.

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