Slap a happy face… 4 March 2010Posted by marisacat in Culture of Death, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Iraq War, Sex / Reproductive Health.
Peter Brookes in the London Times
catnip posted a link in the previous thread on the birth defects in Fallujah.. I just caught the BBC report on it. Beyond ghastly, 2 and 3 births a day in the local hospital, a bright new place built, the report said, with US money…. but 2 and three births a day of deformed, badly deformed, babies.
One of the things I remember reading years ago – and all I can do is piece together what I can read – about Fallujah was that it ws a resistance city, it resisted the British, it resisted Saddam, and it resisted the Americans, the coalition war.
Now, the report said, there is an advisory to the women of Fallujah to simply not give birth.
In the wake of the many months of mass bombing, during which I recall we basically flattened nearly all of Fallujah, the rubble was bulldozed into the river, where the city gets its drinking water.
Last night and today I caught bits of Petraeus on with Charlie Rose for the hour. God it ws awful. The line that sticks with me is the blither about how it is and was so important we were there, in Iraq, with “our values” [what values?] and that we were on the ground, over and over, “first with the truth”.
Fear the blowback.