20 January 1999
What has Iraq done?
"Invaded a small and helpless neighbor"?
"Used chemical weapons against their own people"?
"Violated UN resolutions"?
"Maintained a military regime ignoring civilian shortages of food and
(South Chicago, South Central Los Angeles, Washington D.C.)
"Stockpiled weapons of mass destruction?"
X-ray lasers cold fusion devices incendiary submunitions napalm CX
VX Tomahawk cruise missiles Patriot missiles atom bombs hydrogen bombs
People melted, apartment buildings evacuated
Hospitals and reservoirs destroyed
In Panama, a car sheared in half
In Sudan, a medicine factory in splinters
In Baghdad, blood in the sand
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