The Lady Speaks

Friday Anti-War Song

Photos of the murdered children of Haditha. Correction: These photos are from Ishaqi, where 11 people were killed in mid-March, five of them children.

RawStory is carrying the story now, and the US military is saying these deaths fall "within the rules of military engagement," according to ABC News, despite the fact that – at the time – the military reported FOUR people killed when troops destroyed a house while going after a "high value target they succeeded in apprehending."

Photos from A Citizen of Mosul – who posted them on his blog on March 16th.

Caution! The Raw Story link and other posts on Truth teller's site contain the same extremely graphic and disturbing photos, including close-ups of bullet wound(s) inflicted on an infant.

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HOW LONG
by Jackson Browne

When you look into a child's face
And you're seeing the human race|
And the endless possibilities there
Where so much can come true
And you think of the beautiful things
A child can do
How long — would the child survive
How long — if it was up to you

When you think about the money spent
On defense by a government
And the weapons of destruction we've built
We're so sure that we need
And you think of the millions and millions
That money could feed
How long — can you hear someone crying
How long — can you hear someone dying
Before you ask yourself why?

 

And how long will we hear people speaking
About missiles for peace
And just let it go by
How long will they tell us these weapons
Are keeping us free
That's a lie
If you saw it from a satellite
With its green and its blue and white
The beauty of the curve of the earth
And its oceans below
You might think it was paradise
If you didn't know
You might think that it's turning
But it's turning so slow

 

How long — can you hear someone crying
How long — can you hear someone dying
Before you ask yourself why?
And how long will it be 'till we've turned
To the tasks and the skills
That we'll have to have learned
If we're going to find our place in the future
And have something to offer
Where this planet's concerned
How long?

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June 2, 2006 - Posted by | Bush, Civil War, Family, Government, Haditha, Iraq, Music, Politics, Protest, Terrorism, US Military, War, White House

2 Comments »

  1. wow… that’s the first time i’ve seen those photos. everyone in america should take five minutes away from their sitcoms and beauty pageant shows and really understand what the hell is going on over there!

    Comment by bullfrog | June 2, 2006 | Reply

  2. I think if more photos like this, along with daily footage of the flag-draped coffins arriving at Dover were shown on the MSM, this war would be brought to an end far sooner. But, of course, it’ll never happen. They want to spare our “sensibilities”.

    Bullshit! It’s because what you don’t see doesn’t exist. We only get to see the “good” news – soldiers on patrol handing out candy to smiling children, etc. Or reporters standing somewhere dryly reporting that X number of Americans were killed in some horrific way – but never showing the blood or the body parts.

    “15 soldiers were killed, and Walmart opened a new store in Podunk. Let’s go live to Podunk to talk to Bubba McGee about how much he loves buying Cheap Chinese Shit, and watching American Idol and- wait, Reporter Bob…we have a breaking story about a rich white girl who’s been reported missing after failing to arrive at her manicurist. Stay tuned for around-the-clock coverage of “Missing White Woman #68: Is There Hope?”

    *sigh*

    Comment by PA_Lady | June 2, 2006 | Reply


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