Some interesting stories linked from Salon:

Conrado de Quiros in the Philippine Daily Inquirer:
"What makes Rumsfeld's comments downright hypocritical, is his sudden discovery of the virtue of something he and his government have scorned for so long. His fulminations only serve to remind the world that their adventure on Iraq has absolutely no blessings from the international community, represented by the United Nations, the only body in which international law reposes. You break the rules when it suits you, you cannot count on those same rules to protect you..."

Robert Fisk in the Independent:
"It was an outrage, an obscenity. The severed hand on the metal door, the swamp of blood and mud across the road, the human brains inside a garage, the incinerated, skeletal remains of an Iraqi mother and her three small children in their still-smouldering car.

Two missiles from an American jet killed them all -- by my estimate, more than 20 Iraqi civilians, torn to pieces before they could be 'liberated' by the nation that destroyed their lives. Who dares, I ask myself, to call this 'collateral damage'?

Iraqis are now witnessing these awful things each day; so there is no reason why the truth, all the truth, of what they see should not be told.

We may put on the hairshirt of morality in explaining why these people should die. They died because of 11 September, we may say, because of President Saddam's "weapons of mass destruction", because of human rights abuses, because of our desperate desire to "liberate" them all. Let us not confuse the issue with oil. Either way, I'll bet we are told President Saddam is ultimately responsible for their deaths. We shan't mention the pilot, of course. "

Related Posts

About

Hi, I'm Kareem Mayan. I co-founded eduFire, an online video tutoring company.

I've done time at ESPN and FIM.

I advise WorldBlu, helping them build democratic companies.

I moderated a council for Creative Good.

And, I helped bring Barcamp, a technology un-conference, to LA, which is where I live. I am now living and working in cool cities around the world.

More about me.

Opinions stated here are mine alone.

Contact: blog -at- reemer

Subscribe

 Subscribe with RSS

 Subscribe by email



Good Products

Dreamhost web hosting!

Kiva: $25 to change a life. Kiva - loans that change lives

Powered By

Subscribe via RSS Subscribe to this blog
All content © 2002-2006 Kareem Mayan
Almond Oil Face Scrub | Apple Cider Vinegar Face Wash | Olive Oil Face Cream
Olive Oil Face and Body Lotion | Witch Hazel Face Toner