“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…