Iraq six years on

The Iraq war started 6 years ago today.

A few weeks before, I’d been one of the millions marching against the invasion of Iraq, an immoral and illegal war. But I had no illusions about Saddam Hussein; and I still hoped that some good might come from this evil, in the form of a better, more democratic Iraq.

Instead, Amnesty International reports that the new Iraqi regime has confirmed death sentences against 128 prisoners, and is planning to execute them in batches of 20. As if more violence would be any kind of answer to their country’s problems…. You can register your protest by emailing President Talabani here.

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