I was reading this blog from July 21 by a woman from Iraq.Â It is heartbreaking and makes me sick to think of what we have done to her homeland when they did nothing to us.Â This is not the first Iraqi blog I have read where they are LONGING for the days of Saddam and that is very sad.Â I"ll post a link and some excerpts.Â I highly recommend reading things written by Iraqi's about Iraq.Â It tends to paint a very different picture than what the government and media are feeding us.
Â "We shall keep on waiting until the American occupation's nightmare is removed, and they go out of Iraqâ€¦
Then, the Iraqis will go back to the proverb: tomorrow will be better; we will unite our ranks and build our country with our own handsâ€¦..
"I don't know why sometimes an old Arabic proverb comes ringing into my mind: "If you know; it is a disaster, and if you don't know, then it is a greater disasterâ€¦..". I think it is said about a person who thinks he knows everything, then he discovers he was a fool, and what was hidden was much greaterâ€¦
Perhaps this is how it is with most people who follow up the news of Iraq, especially the poor American people, surrounded as they are by a government and a media that follows it, repeating all the lies day and night to keep the American people ignorant about what is taking place in Iraq, while they are the No. 1 party involved in that war, as it is financed from the pockets of the tax-payers. They tell them- you are sacrificing for America, for the freedom of America, and the reputation of Americaâ€¦ and the truth is- they are sacrificing for a bunch of thieves; the owners of capitalist companies, so their investments should grow and their bank balances should increase, and let the American people go to hell, just like the Iraqi people went to hellâ€¦..
"Yesterday, Bush said- America will not withdraw from Iraq as long as the security conditions have not improved â€¦ and that means he will not withdraw from Iraq. And we all know he doesn't want to withdraw in the first placeâ€¦
The building of huge American military bases in Iraq, the building of a big American embassy, and keeping the Iraqi government, the Iraqi army and police force as weak structures; torn apart, battling and divided onto themselves; that is exactly what corresponds with Bush's wishes, and what justifies remaining in Iraq indefinitelyâ€¦
So, let Iraq remain torn, divided onto itself, with a conflicting government and Parties, sectarian warring militias, then bring on words like- Sunnies, Shia'ats, Kurds, and Arabs for ignorant people from all sides to keep busy with, and you can say goodbye to something called- Iraqâ€¦
Forget something called Iraqâ€¦ for it has turned into a heap of ruins in which live miserable, poor, and sick people, gnawed by hunger, ignorance, corruption, and darknessâ€¦
This is Bush's Iraqâ€¦
And if we got back to the days of Saddam Hussein's Iraq, we would have found them the days of prosperity and welfare, compared to what we see today."