3,000 Bodies Exhumed at Iraq Mass Grave
Body after body, villagers are exhuming the remains of neighbors and loved ones killed after a 1991 Shiite revolt against Saddam Hussein (news – web sites). After nine days of digging, locals said Wednesday about 3,000 sets of remains had been uncovered, including some of people who had apparently been buried alive.
The mass grave in Mahaweel, 60 miles south of Baghdad, is the largest found in Iraq (news – web sites) since U.S. forces overthrew Saddam’s Baath Party government last month. Rights groups expect hundreds more to be found in coming months.
Contrast that with the article fronted by the Council for Secular Humanism, which states “We object to the impending war on Iraq on moral grounds.” Emphasis theirs.
Like other intellectually dishonest war opposers, it argues around the central issue by criticizing Bush on the Kyoto Treaty, international courts, using religious imagery and having “an increasingly chauvinistic character.” Therefore, of course, the war is immoral.
It’s hard to move on from this issue when so many people will neither clarify their positions nor admit the incoherence of their arguments. I never thought so many people on the Left could be so collectively myopic. Now I know.