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Friday, November 12, 2004

Who We're Killing in Iraq

From Riverbend's valuable and compelling blog, Baghdad Burning:

"Being a 'civilian' is a relative thing in a country occupied by Americans. You're only a civilian if you're on their side. If you translate for them, or serve them food in the Green Zone, or wipe their floors - you're an innocent civilian. Everyone else is an insurgent, unless they can get a job as a 'civilian'."

If you want unfiltered news on what is happening in Iraq, I'd start with Baghdad Burning and Iraq Dispatches. Also, Juan Cole's Informed Comment is wonderful, as is Raul Mahajan's Empire Notes. All are important for understanding how our invasion, occupation and destruction of Iraq is at best lighting a fire and then trying to put it out by throwing gasoline on it.

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