Arundhati Roy Transcript
from Democracy Now 8/25/04
Each of the Iraqi children killed by the United States was our child.
Each prisoner tortured in Abu Ghraib was our comrade.
Each of their screams was ours.
When they were humiliated, we were humiliated.
The U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq - mostly volunteers
in a poverty draft from small towns and poor urban neighborhoods -
are victims just as much as the Iraqis of the same horrendous process,
which asks them to die for a victory that will never be theirs.
And this criticism regarding the two presidential candidates:
It's not a real choice. It's an apparent choice. Like choosing
a brand of detergent. Whether you buy Ivory Snow or Tide,
they're both owned by Proctor & Gamble.