Before Chimpy McHitlerburton and his evil coterie of corporate oil barons cheated their way into office and began their monster truck rampage through history's virginal meadows, tearing up sod and destroying all the pretty flowers...

…there was Halabja. And yesterday marked the 17th anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s chemical attack on the Kurdish village. 7000 civilians were killed.

(h/t condrieu)