Thursday, October 12, 2006
The Iraqi Dead
Of course Bush denies it, but on what basis? I have no idea.
The Independent is very good today, with a long article about the reality of living in Baghdad, by Patrick Cockburn. I'm particularly shocked by the manner that US troops have been wacking Iraqis just on the offchance that they may be suicide bombers.
The Iraqi police general in charge of the serious crimes squad was shot throught the head by an American soldier who mistook him for a suicide bomber.
President Jalal Talabani's head of protocol was in hospital with broken limbs after his car was rammed by a US Humvee.
These are just the high-ranking vicitms. I suspect that thousands have been shot in this casual manner by US troops since the war ended and the occupation began.