Skip to comments.Berg calls US Iraqi handover a 'sham'
Posted on 06/29/2004 7:44:52 AM PDT by Ironfocus
London - The father of a US civilian beheaded in Iraq dismissed as an illusion trick the handover of power to an Iraqi interim administration as he joined anti-war campaigners on a visit to London to Tuesday.
"This transfer of power is nothing more than another nut and shell game of the Bush and Blair coalition" Michael Berg, 59, said of Monday's surprise handover two days earlier than planned.
"We know that the Iraqi people have not had an election yet and so we do not have a democracy over there, we just have a dictatorship of Bush and Blair," he said at a press conference for the Stop The War Coalition, in London.
Berg's son, Nick, 26, who ran his own communications business, was murdered by Iraqi insurgents last month, after being kidnapped in Baghdad.
Three days after his headless body was discovered, a video tape of the execution was posted on a website linked to al-Qaeda, leading to worldwide condemnation.
Berg, wearing a T-shirt inscribed with the name of an anti-war website (VoteNoWar.org), will join British anti-war demonstrators outside the Houses of Parliament later on Tuesday to demand coalition troops come home.
"Bush told us we had to go to war because Iraq played a part in the destruction of the twin towers, because Saddam Hussein had WMD (weapons of mass destruction), because there were connections between him and al-Qaeda", he said.
All that was false, "it was just greed," he said.
The removal of Saddam's regime had not brought stability to Iraq and "11 000 plus Iraqi citizens have been killed," Berg said. "Each one of them is as affected as I was."
It's time for this guy to go away. Forever.
This guys opinion rates long article. Why?
As a father, Berg was a sham.
Nobody believes anything this nut says. He's very sick.
When will Berg show up on CNN,NBC,ABC, CBS and Hardball as the new Iraq expert?
I give it a week or so.
This guy is a traitor. He is actively attempting to cause us to lose in Iraq. He should be locked up.
Mr Berg would have opposed entering the war against the Axis in WW2 to shut down the ovens. A real whackjob.
Berg should move to France, permanently.
You would think that this man would be grieving over the loss of his son.
Paging Mr. Berg - Your fifteen minutes of fame are up...
He needs a little dose of STFU.
After he gets arrested for luring gradeschool girls over the internet for sex.
By then he will be qualified to be a WMD expert.
Mr. Berg, thank you for sharing....now go away.
He didn't mind the fact that his son was over there trying to profit off of the war...?
Bush NEVER said this. NEVER. You assumed it, jerkweed.
I really feel for this guy, his son was beheaded, and the whole world saw it...
but I really think its prozac time for him
The UN Security Council sanctioned the new government, nutbar. Funny how you internationalists shriek about Bush not having UN blessings in Iraq but neglect to mention it once it actually happens. Could it be that you only want to bash Bush and America and could care less about what happens to the people of Iraq?
Pull the string and out comes a slogan:
"This transfer of power is nothing more than another nut and shell game of the Bush and Blair coalition"
"We know that the Iraqi people have not had an election yet and so we do not have a democracy over there..."
"...we just have a dictatorship of Bush and Blair"
"it was just greed"
And don't you just love the way the writer of the article dutifully reports the name of the anti-war website printed on Berg's shirt?
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