While Bush prepares to declare combat “over” in Iraq, civilians are still being killed and dying. Whether it be from unexploded munitions, people being shot at protests and checkpoints, or people dying as a result of inadequate medical facilities due to the lack of medicine (as a result of restrictions from years of economic sanctions and/or no real plan for humanitarian aid by the Bush administration), civilian casualties continue to build. Some Iraqis have decided to pursue a war crimes trial with the International Criminal Court against General Tommy Franks. Additionally, local activists continue a campaign against U.S. Representative Vern Ehlers for his role in emphatically supporting devastating sanctions on Iraq and the military action, with a trial of Representative Ehlers scheduled for May 3rd.
- The Guardian: Fighting is Over But the Deaths Go On
- Z Net: Bombs Silent, But the Children Still Suffer
- Washington Times: Iraqis Target Gen. Franks for War Crimes Trial
- People’s Alliance: The Trial of Vern Ehlers – May 3rd