Monday, May 8, 2006

Freedom and democracy

A warning from Dave Johnson:

Caution, do not read this if you are the least bit squeamish. It is truly horrible. Part of me died when I saw this cruel killing.

This from the article:

EVEN by the stupefying standards of Iraq's unspeakable violence, the murder of Atwar Bahjat, one of the country's top television journalists, was an act of exceptional cruelty.

Nobody but her killers knew just how much she had suffered until a film showing her death on February 22 at the hands of two musclebound men in military uniforms emerged last week. Her family's worst fears of what might have happened have been far exceeded by the reality.


Now, there are no pictures at the link, but the article is a vivid description of the way this woman was killed. I don't give a shit if you're squeamish, go read the fucking thing. Then sit back and realize that our invasion three years ago begat this. Her blood, and that of many others who have died in this, and more horrible ways, is on our hands, like it or not.

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