Posted by Sadie from D006120.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu (126.96.36.199) on Monday, September 01, 2003 at 2:30PM :
In Reply to: Re: for Assyrian women who backed the attack: posted by farid from customer-148-233-93-96.uninet.net.mx (188.8.131.52) on Monday, September 01, 2003 at 2:22PM :
argument? Listen to Nadia Mirza's childish argument in an interview with Pacifica's Peacewatch!
Story: CIVILIAN CASUALTIES IN IRAQ OVERWHELM HOSPITALS
They lay in lines, the car salesman who'd just lost his eye but whose feet were still dribbling blood, the motorcyclist who was shot by American troops near the Rashid Hotel, the 50-year-old female civil servant, her long dark hair spread over the towel she was lying on, her face, breasts, thighs, arms and feet pock-marked with shrapnel from an American cluster bomb. For the civilians of Baghdad, this is the real, immoral face of war, the direct result of America's clever little "probing missions" into Baghdad.
So writes the Guardian newspaper's independent journalist Robert Fisk from his position in Baghdad. The title of his article: Amidst Allied Jubilation, A Child Lies in Agony, Clothes Soaked in Blood.
Fisk goes on to write: "It looks very neat on television, the American marines on the banks of the Tigris, the oh-so-funny visit to the presidential palace, the videotape of Saddam Hussein's golden lou. But the innocent are bleeding and screaming with pain to bring us our exciting television pictures and to provide Messrs Bush and Blair with their boastful talk of victory. I watched two-and-a-half-year-old Ali Najour lying in agony on the bed, his clothes soaked with blood, a tube through his nose, until a relative walked up to me."
Ironically, not all Iraqi's hold the same view about civilian casualties around this war. Peacewatch spoke with Nadia Mirza of the Foundation for Democracy - Iraqi women's group campaigning for a free Iraq…she's an Iraqi living in exile in the U.S. and fully supports the war.
* Nadia Mirza is a member of the Foundation for Democracy - an Iraqi woman's group campaigning for a "free" Iraq.
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