by Muhammad Ahmed Ali (Letters To The Editor, Crescent International Vol. 42, No. 2, Jumada' al-Ula', 1434)
US ‘liberation’ has devastated Iraqi society. The Iraqi people continue to pay a high price for American war and crimes even after US withdrawal.
It should be clear to even the most dimwitted that America has never “liberated” any country because it cares for its people. Those in Syria that are clamouring for American support should pause and look at the situation in Iraq. A decade after being “liberated,” the Iraqis are still paying the price in life and blood. Their soil, water and air have been poisoned with chemicals and munitions. Cancers and other fatal diseases have escalated. US officials should be tried for war crimes. That is the least the people of Iraq deserve.
Muhammad Ahmed Ali
San Francisco, CA, US