483. 4/15/1991

In April 1991, “Saddam’s regime systematically slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Shiites and buried them in mass graves, while the United States stood by. ‘They drove busloads of people in, they dug ditches with bulldozers, and then machine-gunned them in industrial fashion,’ [Coalition Provisional Authority regional coordinator Michael] Gfoeller said. ‘Others had their arms tied behind their back and were just buried alive. Many of the bodies we saw in these mass graves had no obvious bullet wounds.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Larry Diamond, Squandered Victory, Page 5

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