One of the more horrific tragedies of the
During those years of extreme violence, the morgue in
Today, Iraqis are going to the morgue to try to identify their loved ones. According to this article, there are 22,000 unidentified graves in the cemetery in Najaf.
Thousands of Iraqis disappeared during those years of chaos, either kidnapped for ransom or killed in sectarian warfare. People were snatched from buses, stores and fake checkpoints, often in broad daylight. Dozens of bullet-riddled bodies were found on the streets and in the river every day, lacking any identification because their documents were taken as trophies.
On top of the 22,000 buried in Najaf, other mass graves are being discovered in
Before the invasion of Iraq, members of the Bush administration talked about Saddam’s mass graves, even though these same people did not give a rat’s ass about these same mass graves when they were being created (due to the fact that Saddam was their friend at that time).
And there were mass graves from the Saddam era uncovered. One in Hilla had 3,000 bodies in it, and there was another one that had 5,000 Kurds in it. The Kurdish mass grave was uncovered and the bodies taken up to northern
But in the end, Bush made more mass graves in
And today, Iraqis are coming down with cancer at an alarming rate. The number of Iraqis with cancer in the southern part of
Meanwhile, most Americans remain totally unaware of the evil that they have allowed to be done in their names.
Photo: In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, gravedigger Ali Zayer-Daham is seen in the unidentified bodies section of the cemetery in the Shiite holy city of