Saturday, June 10, 2006

Remembering Nicholas Berg

"Well, you know, I'm not saying Saddam Hussein was a good man, but he's no worse than George Bush. Saddam Hussein didn't pull the trigger, didn't commit the rapes. Neither did George Bush, but both men are responsible for them under their reigns of terror.

Iraq did not have al Qaeda in it. Al Qaeda supposedly killed my son. Under Saddam Hussein, no al Qaeda. Under George Bush, al Qaeda. Under Saddam Hussein, relative stability. Under George Bush, instability. Under Saddam Hussein, about 30,000 deaths a year. Under George Bush, about 60,000 deaths a year.

I don't get it. Why is it better to have George Bush be the king of Iraq rather than Saddam Hussein?"

This was the omitted portion of Soledad O'Brien's interview with Michael Berg on June 8th. These powerful words from Michael Berg, the father of Nicholas Berg who was beheaded in Iraq by al-Zarqawi on May 7, 2004, cut deeply to the core of this war. Iraq is under no less evil leadership than it was before Shock And Awe.

Al-Zarqawi is now a martyr.

My hatred and fear of George W. Bush's inescapable madness intensify each day.

"War is the terrorism of the rich; Terrorism is the war of the poor." Peter Ustinov


Blogger samalishy said...

Can I get an Amen? AMEN.

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Blogger mama said...


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Blogger Stefanie T. said...

That last quote says it all.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Progressively Me said...

Thank you! Loved the last quote too.

And Nicolas Berg's death has haunted me since they reported it...

9:46 PM  
Blogger ©Jac said...


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