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War on Terror: More Bodies Please, We’re Dying Here

by | 17th, October 2007

THE Houston Chronicle reports on the War on Terror: “A drop in violence around Iraq has cut burials in the huge Wadi al Salam cemetery here by at least one-third in the past six months, and that’s cut the pay of thousands of workers who make their living digging graves, washing corpses or selling burial shrouds.”

“I always think of the increasing and decreasing of the dead,” says Sameer Shaaban, 23, one of more than 100 workers who specialize in ceremonially washing the corpses.

“People want more and more money, and I am one of them, but most of the workers in this field don’t talk frankly, because they wish for more coffins, to earn more and more.”

We feel his pain. Something needs to be done. The Iraqi workers need their own Werner Von Braun, amn tho make the cruipples anf the widows cheer.

Burial worker Dhurgham Majed al Malik says: “In the early days of the war, some bodies brought for burial had been victims of Saddam, found in unmarked mass graves. Later, there were surges.

“September 2005 marked a high point after a stampede during a Shiite festival killed hundreds on a Baghdad bridge. More than 1,300 were buried in a single day.”

Great days.



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