Vultures Row: 300,000 Estimated Dead

300,000 Estimated Dead

Iraqis Find Graves Thought to Hold Hussein's Victims
NY Times

BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 14 - Investigators have discovered several mass graves in southern Iraq that are believed to contain the bodies of people killed by Saddam Hussein's government, including one estimated to hold 5,000 bodies, Iraqi officials say.

The graves, discovered over the past three months, have not yet been dug up because of the risks posed by the continuing insurgency and the lack of qualified forensic workers, said Bakhtiar Amin, Iraq's interim human rights minister. But initial excavations have substantiated the accounts of witnesses to a number of massacres. If the estimated body counts prove correct, the new graves would be among the largest in the grim tally of mass killings that have gradually come to light since the fall of Mr. Hussein's government two years ago. At least 290 grave sites containing the remains of some 300,000 people have been found since the American invasion two years ago, Iraqi officials say.

No, the WMDs were never found. The lack of them does not prove he didn’t have them, everyone thought her did, including himself. He admitted he had them, He used them. (proof Here, Here, Here , Here, Here, and 494,000 other Google search results). It is most likely her sent them to Syria. I concede the point that no large quantities of weapons of mass destruction were found.

The argument that we should not be there is a hollow and self serving one in light of stories such as this one in the NY Times. Please read the whole article.

Hussein’s regime was one of terror, repression and one that violated basic human rights at will. In no way, was the act of liberating the people of Iraq wrong. Me may have gone in for different reasons, but the outcome is far more important than the fact that we didn’t find any large quantities of CBR stocks.


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