Human Shields (2002): Whatever happened to the human shields in Iraq? How did a trip which began as a mercy mission to stop a war so quickly descend into farce?
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Ken O’Keefe renounced his American citizenship and burnt his passport after fighting in the Gulf War. Since then, he has dedicated his life to the struggle against American imperialism: “Bush is definitely lost in the darkness. The only way to stop him is to expose him for what he is.” He believes that the way to do this is to act as a human shield in Baghdad: “Once Western body parts start flying, people back home are going to be really upset.” The Shields aim to stand side by side with ordinary Iraqi’s in Baghdad, hoping to avert the bombing by putting their lives on the line…
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