August 05, 2003

Grave Evidence


This cartoon appears in the July edition of The Intellectual Activist. We created the cartoon on May 30 after news of mass graves, but on July 17 yet another mass grave was unearthed, this one containing all women and children with bullet holes through the skull.

Residents estimate that between 200 and 400 people could be buried there, the [U.S. military] statement said [...] More graves are still being found as Iraqis feel free to recount tales of arrests, torture and killings once too risky to tell. The human rights group Amnesty International says it has information about 17,000 disappearances in Iraq over the past 20 years but that the actual figure may be much higher.

UPDATE August 8: Martin Lindeskog (EGO) forwarded us this link to an Iraq mass grave photo album.

Posted by Forkum at August 5, 2003 08:15 AM