Saturday, March 18, 2006

Iraq - The View From Inside Three Years Later

Baghdad Burning shares the view from the inside of "liberated" Iraq. This is what America has done. We allowed it to happen. We knew Bush was lying and we did nothing. All those who say, "I told you so" are full of crap today. They may have been right, but they did nothing but talk.

So if you live in Iraq this is as good as it gets:

Three years and the electricity is worse than ever. The security situation has gone from bad to worse. The country feels like it’s on the brink of chaos once more- but a pre-planned, pre-fabricated chaos being led by religious militias and zealots.


The real fear is the mentality of so many people lately- the rift that seems to have worked it’s way through the very heart of the country, dividing people. It’s disheartening to talk to acquaintances- sophisticated, civilized people- and hear how Sunnis are like this, and Shia are like that… To watch people pick up their things to move to “Sunni neighborhoods” or “Shia neighborhoods”. How did this happen?


And what role are the occupiers playing in all of this? It’s very convenient for them, I believe. It’s all very good if Iraqis are abducting and killing each other- then they can be the neutral foreign party trying to promote peace and understanding between people who, up until the occupation, were very peaceful and understanding.

So much death and destruction. Are we safer? Are Iraqis better off? Is terrorism on the run? Or, is democracy discredited?