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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Iraqi Morgue Director Flees

The director of Baghdad's morgue has fled Iraq. He's the one who reported that death squads had murdered over 7,000. ...

According to the Guardian Unlimited:

Faik Bakir, the director of the Baghdad morgue, has fled Iraq in fear of his life after reporting that more than 7,000 people have been killed by death squads in recent months, the outgoing head of the UN human rights office in Iraq has disclosed.

"The vast majority of bodies showed signs of summary execution - many with their hands tied behind their back. Some showed evidence of torture, with arms and leg joints broken by electric drills," said John Pace, the Maltese UN official. The killings had been happening long before the bloodshed after last week's bombing of the Shia shrine in Samarra.
In the immortal words of Jack Nicholson in "A Few Good Men," it seems that death squads "can't handle the truth."

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