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Tuesday, 27 May 2008

“They have got to have some skin in the game”

A sickening member of the US Congress, Rahm Emanuel, said today about Iraqi reconstruction “they have got to have some skin in the game” — meaning that they should pay for all destroyed bridges, hospitals, schools as well as cities, towns and villages.

Dr. Dahlia Wasfi was born to a Jewish mother and an Iraqi father. She put her medical career on hold to visit with family members in Iraq, and recently returned from a three-month stay in Basrah and Baghdad. Dr. Wasfi described her experience in Iraq and discussed the life of Iraqis under occupation on April 27, 2006 to a Democrat congressional caucus.

Well worth ten minutes to hear and be reminded of, she sums up the ongoing horror and underlines the sheer chutzpah of characters like Emanuel. Blair and Brown: you will never be forgiven.

I will note as well that life for gays is far worse now than under Saddam.

HT: Crooks & Liars

This is some footage of testimony by an American soldier at a 'vets against the war' conference which has just been published. (n.b. contains disturbing thoughts and images).


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