wow, the news from the front is bad. really bad. remember when our invasion excuse became: we're in iraq because there was this evil dictator that raped, tortured, gassed and killed the people of iraq. luckily in the two and a half years since the united states
declared war on a sovereign nation
removed that hiddeous dictator, we've been able to resist the temptation to committ each of saddam's sins. oil-for-food scandal, sure saddam tricked the UN, but not without the help of america's corporate elite. sure saddam's minions had raped and tortured, but so have rumsfeld's minions.
thankfully, we can still use "but he gassed his own people" as our rallying cry. i'm sure you're well aware that the poison gas he used was supplied by the American govt., just as i'm sure you know that the people he gassed were as much "his own people" as native americans are "our own people." yes, this justification of war is a stretch, but a good soundbite none-the-less. in this day and age, the thought that a military would use chemical weapons against people, especially civillians, is obscene. how barbaric does a leader have to be to allow/encourage his military to use wmd that burns or carmelizes the flesh right off the bones of children?
what modern-day hitler would use wmd in urban warfare–in cities with tens of thousands of civilians? at least in a democracy the people would not allow their government to rape, kill, torture, and burn children alive. because unlike a dictatorship, in a democracy, the people rule. and when the leaders act, they act on the will of the people. the people are directly responsible for the leaders elected and policies enacted. therefore anything that a democratic government does, is 'in the name of the people' of that democracy. and surely the poeple of a democracy would NEVER allow those kind of crimes against humanity. right?
so someone explain this to me: "US forces used chemical weapons during assault on city of Fallujah
" hopefully it's just some catapulted propaganda
and that this wasn't done in our name:
A biologist in Fallujah, Mohamad Tareq, interviewed for the film, says: "A rain of fire fell on the city, the people struck by this multi-coloured substance started to burn, we found people dead with strange wounds, the bodies burned but the clothes intact."
"Phosphorus burns bodies, in fact it melts the flesh all the way down to the bone ... I saw the burned bodies of women and children. Phosphorus explodes and forms a cloud. Anyone within a radius of 150 metres is done for."
whether this looks like an american signature or not, the point is now it's out there, and once again, george w bush has dragged the realatively good name of the people of the united states of america through the streets of the world, chained to the back of his pick-up truck like james byrd