Iraq to Use Human Shields Again

ABCNEWS.com : Iraq Says Foreigners Will Shield It from U.S.

“These people will be distributed to vital and strategic installations in all Iraqi governorates,” said Hammoudi, who is also a senior member of the ruling Baath Party.

“We are expecting volunteers even from the United States and European countries,” he added.

I shouldn’t need to point out that using human shields is a war crime. But I’ll be surprised if you hear any liberal groups mentioning it.

I wonder if certain Hollywood celebrities will be among the American volunteers? (Sean Penn, Barbara Streisand, Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Jessica Lange, Martin Sheen) Plus all the “Not In Our Name” folks.

Show us that you mean it. Catch a plane to Baghdad. Mill around in front of militarily significant sites. Show us where your convictions lie. Maybe it will create such a powerful political statement that the US will back down and let Saddam continue his ways.

It’s easy to sign a petition, to get on a microphone and complain about situations so complex that you barely comprehend them. But to actually do something about it? To do more than take a sightseeing (“fact gathering”) vacation to Iraq? Uhhh, well, you see…

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One Response to Iraq to Use Human Shields Again

  1. marie says:

    Human Shields should hurry up and go to the sites that are going to be bombed by the coalition. The sooner we get rid of them the better.

    If they think they are making a difference, they are not. Nobody will remember them after they go up in smoke. They should pray that they don’t survive, because if the bombs don’t get them, Saddam and his cronies and his rapist son will. People that stupid don’t deserve to live.

    I am willing to donate money for one way tickets for these idiots. Saddam is laughing at their stupidity all the way to his weapons of mass destruction hideouts.

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