Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Week in Review Desk | January 26, 2003, Sunday
The World; The Killing of Iraq's Ancient Marsh Culture
in the New york Times.

By JOHN F. BURNS (NYT) 667 words
Late Edition - Final , Section 4 , Page 14 , Column 1
LEAD PARAGRAPH - OF all Iraq's ethnic groups, the marsh Arabs of the southern reaches of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers may have the strongest claim to be Saddam Hussein's most bludgeoned victims. They alone can claim to have had a 6,000-year-old culture dating back to the ancient Sumerians, as well as the wetlands that nurtured that culture, obliterated by Mr. Hussein. Theirs, Western human rights groups say, is a story of genocide.
......the ...or a similar article... goes on to say that Saddam drained the marsh and leaves an area the size of maybe Delaware an utter alkiline desert! too, Saddam has killed a higher percentage of his fellow countrymen than Stalin did with russia: stalin killed about 20%
of the russian people: saddam has a higher percentage of killings!
the article goes on to say that even if we invade and that if nothing is found, of chemical or other weapons, history will choose, in ten years, to say that America did the right thing, for humanitarian reasons, in deposing saddam, even if no weapons are found, after the war......"

may come down to this:
Bible says...."those who see Evil, and do nothing, become part of that evil, and will be judged guilty as being part of that evil"!

that is my "manditory take on the war" everyone must have a say.