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August 21, 2003
Early morning anger

I heard Love and War (link to audio) on NPR on the way to work this morning.

A senior Iraqi official who was assigned to work with Hans Blix and other U.N. weapons inspectors turned himself in to U.S. troops early in the war. He is still in detention and has since been labeled a prisoner of war. His German-born wife talks about his work under the old regime and her efforts to determine why he's still in custody.

I'm beginning to think there have been terrorists in Iraq since the moment our so-called 'leadership' set foot in the country.

Also, this scientist is a "prisoner of war"? How'd he get so lucky? Everyone else is an unclassifiable "enemy" so we don't have to worry about those pesky Geneva Conventions.

If he is, indeed, a POW, has Amnesty International or the International Red Cross seen this man?

Has anyone seen his wife, who disappeared after her last visit to headquarters in an attempt to find out where her husband is?

Seems to me that we're not that far from our muddy beginnings some days.

Or maybe we are. It takes "civilization" to create this much of a mess.

Posted by AnneZook at 09:04 AM


Comments

Yea, no individual could have done this on their own. Well, not yet anyway.

Posted by: John at August 21, 2003 12:29 PM