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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:11 PM
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Aaron Glantz - "How America Lost Iraq" on Washington Journal Thursday...
There is no trace of this guy in DU!

See what he had to say on the 4th..

On July 4th - Independence for Iraq

As the United States celebrated its independence this weekend, Iraq celebrated another week under foreign occupation. So I thought it useful to look at Thomas Jefferson's case against England's King George III and compare it with the Iraqi case against our own President George II.

Below are some of the complaints levelled against King George III on England on July 4, 1776.

"For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us"
The United States military has quartered 138,000 troops in Iraq for more than two years and refuses to set a time line for withdrawl.

"For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States."
A year ago, the British medical journal, the Lancet, reported 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died as a result of the American occupation. But American soldiers who kill Iraqis are exempt from trial in Iraqi courts. Under U.S. military policy the families of Iraqi civilians killed "accidentally" by the U.S. military are entitled to $2,500 in compensation, but such compensation is rarely doled out.

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