I would cut Bush to pieces with my teeth
Sydney Morning Herald - Australia - March 30 2003:
Rasoul Hammed Najeed stood outside his home sobbing uncontrollably for his five-year-old son, who was killed while playing near a busy Baghdad vegetable market when an air raid struck.
"After this crime, I wish I could see [US President George Bush] in order to cut him to pieces with my teeth," he cried.
Another man, identified as Saad Abd Qasim, stood as if in a trance, unable to speak.
Friends said his wife, his child and the wife of his son had been among the 50 to 60 people Iraqis say were killed in the raid.
"We heard a plane flying over us. We saw a rocket coming in our direction, and then we heard the explosion. My shop was shaken but, thank God, I am safe," Eyad Abadi, 30, said.
The raid took place in the run-down, working-class district of Shula in north-west Baghdad, inhabited mostly by Shi'ite Muslims.
Most of the one-storey shops in the immediate area were demolished. The ground was covered with blood and broken glass. Reporter Hassan Hafidh said he saw 10 corpses.
Abu Dhabi television said US cruise missiles may have hit the market.
The US military blamed another, earlier explosion in a Baghdad residential area last week on an errant Iraqi missile. It had no immediate comment on Friday's hit on Shula.
There were scenes of panic and confusion at the nearby Al-Noor Hospital as relatives tried to locate or comfort injured loved ones.
"Is this the humanity that Bush is talking about? He has no mercy at all. May God make him fail," said Ali Kadhin, whose three-year-old son was badly injured in the attack.
Dr Osama Sakhari said he had counted 55 people killed and more than 47 wounded in the raid. Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf said at least 58 people had been killed.
Dr Sakhari said he had counted 15 children among the dead - one had died in his arms.
"I ask Bush and Blair to imagine how they would feel if their child died in their arms," he said.
This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/03/29/1048653901318.html