Parent Article: The Continuing Legacy of Abu Ghraib
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Re: The Continuing Legacy of Abu Ghraib
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12 Oct 2005
"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government." Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
"Torture of Iraqis was for ‘stress relief’, say US soldiers" (Neil MacKay)
For the first time, American soldiers who personally tortured Iraqi prisoners have come forward to give testimony to human rights organisations about crimes they comm itted.
"Iraqi Hospitals Ailing Under Occupation" (Dahr Jamail)
The report documents the desperate supply shortages facing hospitals, the disastrous effect that the lack of basic services like water and electricity have on hospitals and the disruption of medical services at Iraqi hospitals by US military forces. In almost all hospitals surveyed the situation is critical concerning the availability and the fuctioning of X-ray, ventilation and ambulances, while pharmaceuticals and lab supplies are delivered but sporadically. Three out of the eleven hospitals surveyed are frequently raided by the US military, five others sporadically.
"Iraqis Endure Worse Conditions Than Under Saddam, UN Survey Finds" (The Newstandard)
A major study by the UN and Iraqi officials found that life in Iraq has decayed significantly since foreign forces invaded, following a general trend seen in most sectors since the imposition of a global embargo in 1990.
"US caused more deaths in Iraq than Saddam" (AFP)
With two wars and 13 years of criminal sanctions, the United States have been responsible for more deaths in Iraq than Saddam Hussein.
"Declaration of the Jury of Conscience" (WTI)
The attack on Iraq is an attack on justice, on liberty, on our safety, on our future, on us all. We, people of conscience, decided to stand up. We formed the World Tribunal on Iraq (WTI) to demand justice and a peaceful future.
Saddam Hussein had committed crimes, he has been arrested.
Now if we are any serious when we talk about JUSTICE, we should arrest several people from the Bush administration as well, starting with Bush himself. (Remember nobody died when Clinton lied.)
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