GIs at Ishaqi cleared. Bush: " No problem." :-)
The Attrocities Continue in Iraq: 92/
The Murder of More Women and Children
Chris Floyd's words on the unspeakable shootings of sleeping babies in Iraq.
SEE: The Moscow Times JAR2
We know from the photographs
that one child, the youngest, the baby, has a gaping wound in his
forehead. We can see that another child, a girl with a pink ribbon in her
hair, is lying on her side with blood oozing from the back of her head.
The faces of the other children are turned upward toward the sun; if they
were shot, they were shot somewhere in the back, and their wounds are not
evident. But we can see that their bodies, though covered with dust from
the rubble, are otherwise whole; they were evidently not crushed in the
collapse of the house. They died in some other fashion.
We know from the photographs that two of the children -- girls, still in their pajamas -- are lying with their dead eyes open. We can see that the light and tenderness that animate the eyes of every young child have vanished; nothing remains but the brute stare of nothingness into nothingness. We can see that the other three children have their eyes closed; two are limp, but the baby has one stiffened arm raised to his cheek, as if trying to ward off the blow that gashed and pulped his face so terribly.
We know that three years ago this week, Bush nevertheless gave the order to begin the unprovoked, unjust and unnecessary invasion of Iraq. He hasn't fired a single shot, tortured any prisoners, beheaded any civilians or planted any bombs. Yet every single atrocity of the war, on both sides, is the direct result of the decision he made three years ago. Nothing he says can change this fact. Nothing he does, or causes to be done, for good or ill, can wash the blood of these children -- and the tens of thousands of other innocent civilians killed in the war -- from his hands.