Documented Slaughter

Documented Slaughter

A Senate staff report last week charged that Iraq's secret police systematically killed 200,000 to 300,000 Kurds and destroyed their cities, villages and agriculture in the late 1980s, while the U.S. was giving considerable aid to Iraq. The findings are backed by 27 tons of Iraqi documents seized by Kurdish groups during last year's uprising. Evidence of this genocide was available to the U.S. government by 1988, asserts Peter Galbraith, who wrote last week's report, "but it continued to support Saddam Hussein."


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