June 20, 2004

We Kill 22 Iraqi Civilians in Missile Strike

Angry neighbors claim that among the dead were five children and three women. The deaths were caused by two of our military missiles fired into a residential neighborhood. The second missile killed some of those trying to rescue those injured by the first.*

It is thought that over 10,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed to date in this war.

Rah, rah, America!

(I wonder if I shouldn’t always report such information in the first person, plural since that gives a true sense of the joint responsibility of all Americans of any persuasion whatsoever, myself included, for the Bush/Cheney “preemptive” war in Iraq.?)

  • *2

  • American Military Casualties and wounded in War on Terror as of today, Sunday, June, 20, 2004
    Quoted from Antiwar.com, http://antiwar.com/

    Total American Military Casualties in Iraq - 839
    Total Wounded in combat ------------------- 4867
    Total American soldiers treated since the “War on Terror began in Afghanistan 11,754. Ten percent of those treated have had “psychological or behavioral health issues.”

    *Patrick Cockburn, and Raymond Whitaker, “Missile strike by US kills 22 civilians in Iraq,” News, Independent.co.uk, 20 June, 2004 (visited Sunday, June 20, 2004, 11:10 A.M., EDT)

    *2 “Peace Movement, Anti War and Anti Empire Protest Art Work Resource Center,” Blood for Oil.org, http://bloodforoil.org/ (viewed Sunday, June 20, 2004, 11:22 A.M. EDT)


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