Many of the bodies found at the site near al-Hatra are believed to be the bodies of Kurdish women and children thought slaughtered by the Saddam Hussein regime.
A pool reporter recently was taken to the site, and the evidence gathered at the site — a remote wadi or valley that cannot be seen by passing vehicles — is expected to be used in the war crimes trial against Saddam Hussein and his Baathist allies.
“A perfect place for execution,” Greg Kehoe, the head of the Regime Crime Liaison Office and leader of the forensic excavation, said on Wednesday.
“It is my personal opinion that this is a killing field,” Kehoe told reporters during a visit to the site south of Mosul.
“Someone used this field on significant occasions over time to take bodies up there, and to take people up there and execute them.”
But hey, removing Saddam was just wrong, so let’s put him back in power. After all, it was only brown people he killed, right?