By STEVEN R. HURST, Associated Press WriterHere is another interesting story for juxtaposition. American soldiers allegedly opened tank cannon fire on a group of homes in Ramadhi, killing 35 people:
BAGHDAD, Iraq - At least 101 Iraqis died in the country's unending sectarian slaughter Wednesday, and the U.N. reported that 3,709 Iraqi civilians were killed in October, the highest monthly toll of the war and one that is sure to be eclipsed when November's dead are counted.
Dahr Jamail and Ali al-FadhilySo, Iraq is in a state of living hell, and America is neck deep in it. This is truly a terrible situation that we are in. The US government must be forced to do what it can to repair the nation of Iraq. How can we make it up to the Iraqi people? Maybe it's not possible. But the government, under the Bush administration, must be forced to reckon for its wrongs and address these issues in a direct and meaningful manner.
RAMADI, Nov 17 (IPS) - U.S. military tank fire killed scores of civilians in Ramadi, capital of Al-Anbar province, late Monday night, according to witnesses and doctors. Anger and frustration were evident at the hospitals and during the funerals in the following days.
Iraqi doctors and witnesses at the scene of the attack said U.S. tanks killed 35 civilians when they shelled several homes in the Al-Dhubat area of the city.