July 23, 2003

Post Liberation

Is this the goal of liberating Iraq:

Iraqi gypsy children play near their former school, amid rubble that was once their homes, in the Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib, July 12, 2003. The piles of dusty rubble, stretching across a couple of square kilometers on the western fringes of Baghdad, suggest the aftermath of a particularly devastating bombing raid in the Iraq (news - web sites) war. But people from surrounding areas proudly declare they demolished this Gypsy neighborhood with just sledgehammers, shovels and their bare hands after the war was over. (Faleh Kheiber/Reuters)
Emphasis added. Via Yahoo.

Posted by Steve on July 23, 2003

Appalling, but not entirely unexpected. Iraq is not exactly a bastion of ethnic harmony, and the gypsies have a history of being unwelcome pretty much everywhere. If the government can get stabilized, then social unrest should calm somewhat and police should be available to deal with incidents like this.

Posted by Nurse Ratched at July 23, 2003 7:58 PM
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