Thursday, August 16, 2007
Don’t know why I keep ending up with subjects so unpopular, especially since I should be blogging to fame. I guess I cannot stop myself, something compels me to write, even though I know that world wide web is teeming with similar reports, mostly first hand.
Yesterday the toll in Iraq was above 200. It was not 1 nor 2 nor 10 but more than 200 innocent civilians were killed.
The world finished Saddam since he seemed to be the threat to the peace in Iraq but did he leave any clones? Or who is so adamant that peace should never prevail in Iraq. I am sure the Iraqis would love to lead a normal life, drilling the oil and using the money to send their kids to schools, have some decent food and so many other things which we are taking for granted.
I googled Iraq for news and I find news from year 1941.. and it all started with oil.
WAR IN IRAQ ENDS; Vital Oil Fields of Mosul Are Under Control of...
$4.95 - New York Times - Jun 2, 1941
LONDON, June 1 -- Hostilities ceased throughout IRAQ today as Emir Abdul Illah, ... a brief outline of the TERMS of the settlement of the Iraqi-British WAR ...
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No 'Smoking Guns' So Far, UN Is Told; Blix Says Iraq Failed...
Pay-Per-View - Washington Post - ProQuest Archiver - Jan 10, 2003
still, the Bush administration seized on Blix's criticism of Iraq, ... "there Is still No evidence that Iraq has fundamentally changed its approach from one ...
How lack of a 'smoking gun' complicates... - Christian Science Monitor
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FOXNews.com - Bush: US Will Not Abandon Iraq - Politics | Republican...
FOX News - Dec 1, 2005
Leaving Iraq "would vindicate The beheadings and suicide bombings and mass ... terrorists in Iraq share The same ideology as those responsible for The ...
Bush Presents Plan to Win Iraq War - Washington Post
Bush hails 'real progress' in Iraq - Guardian Unlimited
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What caught my eyes was this in the news “Bush presents Plan to Win Iraq War”
Republicans, meanwhile, were supportive, saying Bush had pointed the way to victory. "The president clearly and concisely laid out a plan for success in Iraq," said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.).
In his remarks, Bush continued to equate the war in Iraq with the nation's larger battle against terrorism. He acknowledged that those fighting the United States are largely Iraqi, but added that the most lethal among them are foreign fighters bent on targeting Americans everywhere.
"This is an enemy without conscience, and they cannot be appeased. If we were not fighting and destroying this enemy in Iraq, they would not be idle," he said. "They would be plotting and killing Americans across the world and within our own borders."
Now Bush talks about winning the war.. for whom? Is it for the Americans or the Iraqis? I am sure the Iraqis would care a damn about the Americans if they are let alone to manage their affairs. Maybe they will choose another Saddam but if that is what they want let them. At least few lives will be lost. And now instead of oil the Iraqis (the men who are still left behind after the daily killings) are forced to sell their women:
Sex for survival
By: Afif Sarhan in Badhdad
When Rana Jalil, 38, lost her husband in an explosion in Baghdad last year, she could never have imagined becoming a prostitute in order to feed her:
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Has the whole world lost its conscience? Or are they waiting for a nuclear bomb to finish what is remaining? I guess that would have been better than this daily killings, at least for some of us our conscience would not be tugging us.
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