Lining Up The Coffins in Iraq

Don’t expect to see this on your news tonight.

Coffins of Kurdish people killed during former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s rule are seen during a ceremony at Arbil’s airport, northern Iraq, October 17, 2005. The bodies of some 7,500 members of the Kurdish Barzani tribe, who were made captive and then executed were buried in mass graves at the border between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, were brought to Arbil on Monday for reburial. (Reuters)

Iraqis joyfully celebrated the successful historic election on Saturday on their first democratic Constitution. They expect the announcement of its approval at any time.

Also, in this same week in Iraq, the “Butcher of Baghdad” is getting ready for his genocide trial that is scheduled to begin on Wednesday.

These are wonderful events for the people of Iraq and for the future of the Middle East. Who could have guessed that these events were possible two or three short years ago?


Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers carry coffins of Kurdish people killed during former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s rule at a ceremony in Arbil’s airport, northern Iraq, October 17, 2005. The bodies of some 7,500 members of the Kurdish Barzani tribe, who were made captive and then executed were buried in mass graves at the border between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The bodies were brought to Arbil on Monday for reburial. Saddam Hussein goes on trial for crimes against humanity on October 19, 2005. (Reuters)

So what does the MSM focus on? In the US we see headlines like these today:

For U.S., a Hard Road Is Still Ahead in Iraq
(Washington Post)

Administration’s Tone Signals a Longer, Broader Iraq Conflict
(New York Times)

Sunnis Appear to Fall Short in Iraq Vote
(AP, ABC)

Disputes erupt over Iraq voting
(Chicago Tribune)

Iraqis: Civilians Killed in US Bombings
(Aljazeera, ABC, CBC, Guardian, AP)- This was disputed by the US military but that doesn’t make the headline.

Which have already started headlines like this:

Fresh US War Crime
(Uruknet)

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