"Because in Cyberspace, no one can hear you scream."
Friday, April 15, 2005
Several mass graves have been recently discovered in Iraq, including one site holding an estimated 5,000 soldiers massacred after a failed uprising against Saddam Hussein after the 1991 Persian Gulf war, Iraqi officials say.
Another is believed to contain 2,000 members of a Kurdish clan, the officials tell the New York Times.
The graves have not yet been dug up due to the lack of "qualified forensic workers." Since Iraq was liberated over 290 grave sites have been discovered containing approximately 300,000 bodies. These "bodies" were once people with hopes, dreams and (until they angered Saddam) a future just like any other ordinary citizen. Unfortunately, it seems that Saddam might escape the justice he once sentenced towards his fellow citizens.
Saddam Hussein could avoid the gallows under a secret proposal by insurgent leaders that Iraq's new administration is "seriously considering", a senior government source said yesterday...
"We are trying to reach out to the insurgents," the source said. "We don't expect them to stop fighting unconditionally. Sending Saddam to prison for the rest of his life is not a huge price for us to pay, but it will save them a lot of face."
Why don't you tell that to the dead? If a man can escape with 300,000 deaths to his name then what becomes of justice?
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