Politics, news, views, and eccentric links from Sandwell Councillor Bob Piper
Saturday, January 07, 2006
"The icon of horror of Saddam Hussein's rule is a 1988 film of petrified bodies in the Kurdish town of Halabja, killed in a chemical weapons attack. The attack has been referred to a great deal by Bush and Blair and the film shown a great deal by the BBC. At the time, as I know from personal experience, the Foreign Office tried to cover up the crime at Halabja. The Americans tried to blame it on Iran." Pilger on The Quiet Death of Freedom.