Moral Outrage
Whew! God help us!

America has left its mark in Iraq

[The U.S. is] leaving behind 50,000 men and women in Iraq – a third of the entire US occupation force – who will be attacked and who will still have to fight against the insurgency. So say it out loud: we are not leaving.

Up to a million Iraqis are dead.  The Americans also stamped the seal of torture on Abu Ghraib – a worthy successor to the same prison under Saddam’s vile rule.

And the American soldiers: They came. They saw. They lost. And now they say they’ve won.

How the Arabs, surviving on six hours of electricity a day in their bleak country, must be hoping for no more victories like this one.

[America also] gave Iran the victory it had sought so vainly in the terrible 1980-88 war against Saddam. Indeed, men who had attacked the US embassy in Kuwait in the bad old days – men who were allies of the suicide bombers who blew up the Marine base in Beirut in 1983 – now help to run Iraq.

[Robert Fisk writing in The Independent]

Advertisements

No Responses to “America has left its mark in Iraq”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: