Friday, May 25, 2007
More on the Secret Air War in Iraq.
Nick Turse has been assiduously covering this neglected story for two years now, and has a further update, detailing the extent of documented bombardment, and the use of cluster bombs. He quotes Les Roberts: "our survey data suggest that there were more deaths from bombs dropped by our planes than there were deaths from roadside explosives and car bombs ... If you had been reading the U.S. papers and watching the U.S. television news at the time, you would have gotten the impression that anti-coalition bombs were more numerous. That was not just wrong, it probably was wrong by a factor of ten!" That's why it's a secret.