First we talked about the lies told by the Bush Regime during the run up to the war. Then we talked about how MainStream Media mainlined those lies directly into the national bloodstream.
Then the war. My son had just turned three years old when the United States shocked, awed, and invaded Iraq. There were photographs from the war all over The Internet but I didn’t want to look at them. I reluctantly clicked on a link and the first picture I saw was of a little boy, about my son’s age, dead in the rubble with his skull hollowed out. He wasn’t killed by a bus. A safe didn’t fall on him.
He didn’t have cancer or any other disease. It wasn’t a terrible accident. He was dead because The United States broke into the country illegally, walked up to this little kid, and blew his brains out of the top of his skull.
Then we found out about the torture prisons.
Then in 2006 The Lancet, the world's leading general medical journal, told us over 650,000 civilian deaths had occurred as a result of the Iraq war.
No matter how many horrible things we learned that our country did … there are always more horrible truths to be uncovered.
The Mỹ Lai Massacre, the mass murder of 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam by U.S. forces, took place on March 16, 1968. Most of the victims were women, children, infants, and the elderly. Seymour Hersh broke the story 20 months later on November 12, 1969. The story was horrifying.