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The Iraq Peace Team, part of Voices in the Wilderness, will be posting regular updates of their experiences helping -- or, at least, trying to help -- the Iraqi people during this war. The stories are heartbreaking, the photos horrifying. But this is the truth of war that our media refuses to show us. This is what's being done in our name:
A mother cried as sat next to her daughter whose body was completely scarred and swollen from the bombs. Her daughter cried out, "Why are they killing us? What have we done?" The mother sobbed harder as she whispered that she could not tell her daughter that her sister had died from the bomb. One father held up the x-ray of his son's body, which we could see was filled with pieces of metal. And holding his son's hand, he told us: "I want the world to see my son. I want America to see his face. Maybe then they will stop this madness. What crime has he done? We did not attack the US, why do they attack our children?" I will never forget the desperation of another father who looked into my eyes and pleaded: "Is this liberation? Is this democracy? We are brothers and sisters to the American people. Ask them why they are killing our children. Tell them this is invasion not democracy. Tell them if this is liberation we do not want it."
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Reading stuff like this, you gotta wonder why so many people waste their time bitching about Michael Moore or Susan Sarandon or the Dixie Chicks.
jima @ 03/26/2003 09:18 AM CST
"War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it". General Sherman pointed that out to the mayor of Atlanta in September, 1864. Sherman was many things, but never a hypocrite.
I thought of Sherman yesterday as Mr. Bush spoke of the torture and execution of an Iraqui man on the orders of Saadam. He, of course, did not mention the death or mutalation of any Iraqui child by our hands. He is a moral coward, and we are a reprehensible people.
Jim Lynch @ 03/28/2003 12:01 PM CST
I say again, we are a reprehensible people. Anyone disagree?
Jim Lynch @ 04/03/2003 07:46 PM CST