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:: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 ::

Jim Lacey comments on Civilian Casualties in Iraq over at National Review Online. His article is worth whatever time and effort it may take to read it. What I have suspected about reports of massive civial casualties as a result of American action is borne out in this piece. And, to my deep regret, it confirms the stories told by many of the actions of the Iraqi forces as well.
Besides what I saw at the hospital, I do know of at least one three-year-old girl killed during the fighting. She had been living with her family in a block of homes that received heavy Iraqi mortar fire the night before American troops moved into the area. Iraqi paramilitary forces reportedly would telephone to houses along the routes from which they were expecting the Americans to approach. If anyone answered the phone, they fired the mortars. The adults in the house knew not to answer the phone; the little girl did not

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:: Mark 11:12 AM [+] ::
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