-An excerpt from John Pilger’s anthology ‘Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival and Resistance’ (Published Verso 2007)
This from April 2003
Let Us Think About Fear
‘If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.’
-George W. Bush
Baghdad has fallen. The city has been taken by the troops who were bringing it freedom. Its hospitals are wailingly overcrowded with burnt and maimed civilians, many of them children, and all of them victims of the computerized missiles, shells and bombs launched by the city’s liberators. The statues of Saddam Hussein have been overturned. Meanwhile, in the Pentagon at a press conference, Mr. Rumsfeld is suggesting that the next country to be liberated may be Syria.
Makes you wonder.