October 13, 2004

Grave Evidence


BBC reports: Babies found in Iraqi mass grave. (Via Little Green Footballs)

A mass grave being excavated in a north Iraqi village has yielded evidence that Iraqi forces executed women and children under Saddam Hussein.

US-led investigators have located nine trenches in Hatra containing hundreds of bodies believed to be Kurds killed during the repression of the 1980s.

The skeletons of unborn babies and toddlers clutching toys are being unearthed, the investigators said. They are seeking evidence to try Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity.

And what might some Europeans think of such an endeavor for justice?

Mr Kehoe said that work to uncover graves around Iraq, where about 300,000 people are thought to have been killed during Saddam Hussein's regime, was slow as experienced European investigators were not taking part.

The Europeans, he said, were staying away as the evidence might be used eventually to put Saddam Hussein to death.

This cartoon is from May 2003 and was first posted in August 2003.

UPDATE I: This cartoon is slated to appear in tomorrow's (Thursday's) Investor's Business Daily.

UPDATE II -- October 17: From FoxNews: Reporter's Notebook: Saddam's 'Killing Field'.

Posted by Forkum at October 13, 2004 02:16 PM