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Re: [casi] Mass Graves

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In a message dated 03/06/03 06:57:06 GMT Daylight Time,

> Re: [casi] Mass Graves
> Date:03/06/03 06:57:06 GMT Daylight Time
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> Dear List,
> As a non-Iraqi, speaking in nobody's name, I still
> have the right to disbelieve the obvious lie that
> life in occupied Iraq is just fine: "Iraq back on
> track, U.S. official says", Globe, March 27. The
> official is Paul Bremer.

I saw the little boy Ali who is being treated in hospital in Kuwait on UK TV
this morning. The newscaster was saying how well he was doing. I suppose that
means his burns are clearing up. He was still wandering down the corridors
with no arms and of course he must still be suffering unsupportable agony from
the death of 14 of his family. Is he just part of the means that justifies the
end? Isn't that an obscene concept? It is so easy to be casual about other
people's lives and other people's agony. Perhaps Ali is one of the lucky ones but
that says an enormous amount. We might soothe his burns and give him
artificial limbs to help our feelings of guilt but that doesn't alter the fact we
destroyed his life.


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