One of the big
excuses given by the USA, UK, and friends for invading and occupying
Iraq was that Saddam Hussein supposedly executed hundreds of thousands,
or millions, of his own people and stuffed the corpses in mass graves
hiiden all over Iraq. Why he'd bury them in secret places after
slaughtering millions of people was never explained. Why there were no
huge convoys of trucks or trains carrying that many bodies was never
explained. Why there was no evidence of any such mass executions was
never explained. But eventually even Tony Blair, England's Prime
Minister, came clean and told the truth.
Tony Blair's original quote:
Then the truth came out:
The "Coalition" unravels, "Saddam Hussein Lite".
In the UK, in the meantime, Tony
Blair admitted that his constant claim that "400,000 bodies had been
found in Iraqi mass graves" was untrue, and that only about 5,000 had
been found. While 5,000 murdered Iraqis is certainly sufficient
evidence of a serious crime against humanity, Tony Blair's manipulation
of the numbers provides useful insight into his cavalier attitude
towards the truth.