Saturday, April 30, 2005

Mass grave found, European press marginally impressed

Deutsche Welle actually reports bad news about Iraqi Ba'athists with the straightforward air of actual reporting.

«Investigators in southern Iraq have found a mass grave believed to contain as many as 1,500 bodies. A US official said the victims appeared to be Kurds, the majority of them women and children. The official said they had been lined up in front of the pit and then shot. The site is near the town of Samawa, about 300 km south of Baghdad, an area targeted by former President Saddam Hussein during his crackdown on the Kurdish population. Meanwhile the death toll from a spate of car bomb attacks on Friday in Baghdad has risen to at least 29. More than 100 others were injured in the attacks targeting Iraqi security forces. No-one has admitted carrying out the attacks, but a tape purportedly from al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, calls for more attacks on US forces. »

Could it be on orders from above to repair the diplomatic damage they’ve done?

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