June 4, 2003

BUT IT’S TOO BAD WE INVADED UNDER “FALSE PRETENSES:”

A MASS grave containing the remains of 200 Kurdish children has been discovered in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk, the Kurdish newspaper Taakhi reported today.

“Citizens discovered on May 30 a communal grave close to Debs, in Kirkuk. But this is different from other mass graves discovered since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s terrorist regime because it contains the remains of 200 child victims of the repression of the Kurdish uprising” in 1991, the paper said.

“Even dolls were buried with the children,” it said.

Dozens of mass graves have been uncovered all over Iraq since Saddam’s ouster by invading US-led forces on April 9.

Krugman’s right: It’s unfortunate that we interfered with Iraq’s internal affairs, preventing more of these.

UPDATE: Lileks says it better, of course.

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