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Last updated on August 8th, 2017 at 05:32 pm
“We are so far removed from the death and horrific violence that is involved in war,” he said. “It’s almost not real to most of us. We say we support the troops, but that’s easy to say. We need to understand the reasons why these men and women are over there fighting and dying … “
To quote Ritter once again, “This ain’t trivial, ladies and gentlemen. This is life and death.”
Ritter wasn’t always so eager to expose Iraq’s violent reality. Here’s Ritter in 2003, talking about a Saddam-run children’s prison:
The prison in question is at the General Security Services headquarters, which was inspected by my team in Jan. 1998. It appeared to be a prison for children — toddlers up to pre-adolescents — whose only crime was to be the offspring of those who have spoken out politically against the regime of Saddam Hussein. It was a horrific scene. Actually I’m not going to describe what I saw there because what I saw was so horrible that it can be used by those who would want to promote war with Iraq, and right now I’m waging peace.
So much for “needing to understand the reasons why men and women are over there fighting and dying”. To shut down toddler jails, for one thing. Still, the kids may have been better off there than on one of Ritter’s underage play-dates.
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