8 June 2006
Robert Fisk: On the shocking truth about the American occupation of Iraq
Robert Fisk: On the shocking truth about the American occupation of Iraq: "I remember clearly the first suspicions I had that murder most foul might be taking place in our name in Iraq. I was in the Baghdad mortuary, counting corpses, when one of the city's senior medical officials - an old friend - told me of his fears. 'Everyone brings bodies here,' he said. 'But when the Americans bring bodies in, we are instructed that under no circumstances are we ever to do post-mortems. We were given to understand that this had already been done. Sometimes we'd get a piece of paper like this one with a body.' And here the man handed me an American military document showing the hand-drawn outline of a man's body and the words 'trauma wounds'. "