US killings of Iraqi civilians

This video from the USA is called IRAQ 5 YEARS LATER Part 1 1.1 Million Iraqi Civilians Dead.

From British daily News Line:

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

US WAR CRIMES REVEALED – as ACLU wins release of thousands of pages of documents

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has just released thousands of pages of documents related to Navy investigations of civilians killed by Coalition Forces in Iraq, including the cousin of the Iraqi ambassador to the United States.

Released in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the ACLU filed in June 2006, these records provide a vivid snapshot of the circumstances surrounding civilian deaths in Iraq.

‘At every step of the way, the Bush administration and Defense Department have gone to unprecedented lengths to control and suppress information about the human cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,’ said Nasrina Bargzie, an attorney with the ACLU National Security Project.

She continued: ‘Our democracy depends on an informed public and that is why it is so important that the American people see these documents.

‘These documents will help to fill the information void around the issue of civilian casualties in Iraq and will lead to a more complete understanding of the prosecution of the war.’

The ACLU obtained documents from eight Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) investigations.

One of the files documents the investigation of the death of Mohammed al-Sumaidaie, a cousin of the Iraqi ambassador to the US, Samir al-Sumaidaie.

See also here.

[Iraq] Surge Amnesia: The [US] Media’s Newest Affliction: here.

Noam Chomsky on Iraq: It’s the Oil, stupid!

6 thoughts on “US killings of Iraqi civilians

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    Tue Jul 8, 2008 11:36 pm (PDT)

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    conservative about preemptive wars or … condoning torture … (or)
    abandoning fiscal responsibility”. Also, the outrageous cost of the
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