Over a quarter-million Iraqis are said to be lying in almost 300 mass graves across Iraq.
Saddam Hussein’s government is believed to have buried as many as 300,000 opponents in 263 mass graves that dot the Iraqi landscape, the top human rights official in the U.S.-led civilian administration said Saturday.
But if you thought blame can be placed squarely on Saddam’s shoulders you’d be wrong. Believe it or not, some are holding President Bush accountable for not protecting the mass graves soon enough.
[S]ome human rights activists have criticized the U.S.-led administration in Iraq for moving too slowly to protect grave sites and begin excavations, and have expressed skepticism that it will ever fully identify who is buried in the mass graves.
That’s right, they truly believe that protecting mass graves is more important for American forces in the region than staying alive, policing an entire nation, and establishing democracy. Anything to criticize Bush, I guess.