The Dead Weep
River at Baghdad Burning tells a story about the new Iraqi constitution that ends with this:
"It is utterly frustrating to talk to someone about the referendum- whether they are Sunni or Shia or Kurd- and know that even before they’ve read the constitution properly, they’ve decided what they are going to vote.
Women’s rights aren’t a primary concern for anyone, anymore. People actually laugh when someone brings up the topic. “Let’s keep
Rights and freedoms have become minor concerns compared to the possibility of civil war, the reality of ethnic displacement and cleansing, and the daily certainty of bloodshed and death."
Over at Kos, this diary from a military man bring back that great
"As a solider I have been involved in this war in one way or another since 1990. I was in
The American death toll is climbing to nearly 2000. For what did they die? What noble cause has been served by their death? The constitution is a joke and we are bombing the already nearly destroyed infrastructure of the country because we do not have the resources to stop the insurgents from doing what they want when they choose to do it.
What a colossal failure.