Thursday, July 12, 2007

"It's not individual atrocity. It's the fact that the entire war is an atrocity"

This major report in The Nation is worth reading: "The Other War: Iraq Vets Bear Witness."
"Here's some guy, some 14-year-old kid with an AK47, decides he's going to start shooting at this convoy. It was the most obscene thing you've ever seen. Every person got out and opened fire on this kid. Using the biggest weapons we could find, we ripped him to shreds..."

"I just remember thinking, 'I just brought terror to someone under the American flag'."

"A lot of guys really supported that whole concept that if they don't speak English and they have darker skin, they're not as human as us, so we can do what we want."


Graeme said...

The nation finally puts something out worth reading!

helmut said...

Yeah, they've been kind of crappy, haven't they?

Anonymous said...

War is atrocity. So is inaction in the face violence. But hey share the love babay!

helmut said...


Pointless comment. Try harder.