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STUART KEPT HIS LEG, AND HIS HEAD

BBC journalist Stuart Hughes, who some may recognize as one of Blogumentary's subjects, broke perhaps the biggest news in the history of blogs yesterday: the accelerated handover of sovereignty in Iraq. Bravo, Stuart! At the end of the day, in front of President Bush and Tony Blair, Stuart has a confession:

And as I sat there, headphones clamped to my ears and listening to the news conference, the temptation to speak out was overwhelming. What would happen, I wondered, if I removed my artificial leg, waved it in front of Bush and Blair, and proclaimed "See this. This is the outcome of your war. Iraq may have been liberated, but I -- and hundreds of others like me -- will be burdened with this artificial limb every day for the rest of my life because of the conflict you created."

June 29, 2004 at 01:53 AM in Current Affairs, Weblogs | Permalink

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If only it were hundreds... the grand total is now over 60,000 dead and wounded Iraqis, foreign civilians and soldiers on both sides.

Posted by: Kevin at Jun 29, 2004 7:17:05 AM