'Ordinary Courage', extraordinary bulls**t
Remember the human shields determined to thwart Saddam Hussein's forced removal from power? Australian Donna Mulhearn did very little actual shielding but did firmly establish her leftist credentials by telling everyone she was a 'human shield" and has now written a book about her experiences as a would be protector of despots. It will interesting to see if see her memoirs include her observations of civilian-killing American soldiers:
Mulhearn said she witnessed “the deliberate targeting of civilians by US snipers. I saw dozens of bodies of women and children that had been shot and killed by US forces. I also witnessed US forces refusing the delivery of medical aid and food to people who were wounded and starving.
“The US forces closed Fallujah city hospital so that it was only used to treat American soldiers. As a result, hundreds died due to lack of medical facilities. There were so many deaths that the people had to dig up the local football ground and convert it to a cemetery.
“The second siege on Fallujah [last November] was much worse. It flattened the entire city and it has never recovered.”
Mulhearn's book, "Ordinary Courage", to be launched by "journalist and author Antony Loewenstein", is praised by John Pilger:
In this powerful memoir, Donna Mulhearn’s courage and principles stand in damning contrast to the lies told in our name. I salute her.
As if Mulhearn wasn't lying in claiming she witnessed American snipers deliberate killing women and children. And does she or her publisher seriously think Loewenstein launching her book will do anything to enhance her credibility?
If Mulhearn and her human shield colleagues had done their jobs they'd have died protecting Saddam and his bloodthirsty mates but that didn't happen, now did it? It was a double fail for the human shields.