Mar 31, 2003
According to the Bush administration, Iraqi soldiers and civilians have violated the "rules of war." They don't fight fair!
What a cynical complaint coming from the government which is using the most powerful military forces in the world to bomb, invade and occupy the territory of a third or fourth class military power! What's fair about that?
Iraq already suffered a million and a half civilian deaths – half of them children – coming from the first U.S. war against their country, and from the systematic U.S. destruction of drinking water supplies, combined with the U.S.-imposed economic embargo which starved Iraq of needed food and medicine. Is this what Bush calls "fair"?
For Bush, what is fair is whatever lets him and the little pro-war clique around him put their hands on more oil – and damn the human cost.
This is what the Iraqi people see. This is what could make them feel they have no choice but to fight back, using whatever means they find.
Bush has put U.S. troops into an impossible situation: to the Iraqi people they represent this monster power which is devastating their country.
The troops need to be brought out of there. NOW!