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Monday, March 22, 2004

Don't forget the Iraqi soldiers
I brought this up in one of our planning meetings for our March 20 march and rally, but it still got missed. As Left I points out, the Iraqi soldiers killed and wounded in Iraq were just as innocent as the civilians. And chances are that the number of dead Iraqi soldiers is in the tens of thousands. They were defending their country against an illegal invasion by a vastly superior force. They didn't even had any chemical or biological weapons to use to defend themselves, much less cruise missiles with 2000-pound bombs. And as was the case in the first Gulf War, the U.S. violated the Geneva conventions by failing to count or account for in any way the Iraqi casualties.

Also frequently ignored are the dead and wounded from the "coalition" forces--British, Polish, and so on. (And so on being about three countries.) And the American, British and other civilians working for Halliburton and other contractors. It has just been one big gory bloodfest for over a year, it had no purpose, it achieved no worthy goal, and it's all George W. Bush's fault.