Tuesday 24 January 2017

Collateral damage

Published 12/09/2011 | 05:00

•It is wrong of us in the West to concentrate our commemorative energy on the murders of 3,000 people in the 9/11 terror attacks while we never commemorate the tens of thousands of innocent dead in the bazaars and streets of Baghdad, Basra and other Iraqi cities?

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We caused the deaths of these civilians through our acquiescence in the invasion and war instigated by Tony Blair and George Bush.

The Irish people elected public representatives who, with a few honourable exceptions, made no hue and cry about the mass murders in the Iraq invasion by the British and American governments. We as a nation made no objection either.

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