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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Mass murder, torture, false imprisonment, and the use of chemical weapons: guilty as Saddam

george monbiot...
We were told that the war with Iraq was necessary for two reasons. Saddam Hussein possessed biological and chemical weapons and might one day use them against another nation. And the Iraqi people needed to be liberated from his oppressive regime, which had, among its other crimes, used chemical weapons to kill them.

Saddam, facing a possible death sentence, is accused of mass murder, torture, false imprisonment and the use of chemical weapons. He is certainly guilty on all counts. So, it now seems, are those who overthrew him.

the u.s. does not recognize the international criminal court in the hague, vice president cheney supports interrogation techniques based on torture, white phosphorus and napalm have been used in iraq, suspects are apprehended without the knowldege of their national governments and rendered to third countries, secret prisons hold uncharged detainees and no records exist to show that they are being held, reports of detainee torture continue to appear, statistics on civilian iraqi deaths are not kept, ahmad chalabi is welcomed into the white house after helping to start the war using contrived information, those who attempt to find out the truth are subjected to accusations of irresponsibility and character assassination... where does it all end - and when...?

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