Wake Up Sheeple!

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

What real Iraqi's are saying about Bush's recent speech, from the Iraqi blogger Riverbend, here is an excerpt:

Bush said:
“The troops here and across the world are fighting a global war on terror. The war reached our shores on September 11, 2001.”

Do people really still believe this? In spite of that fact that no WMD were found in Iraq, in spite of the fact that prior to the war, no American was ever killed in Iraq and now almost 2000 are dead on Iraqi soil? It’s difficult to comprehend that rational people, after all of this, still actually accept the claims of a link between 9/11 and Iraq. Or that they could actually believe Iraq is less of a threat today than it was in 2003.

We did not have Al-Qaeda in Iraq prior to the war. We didn’t know that sort of extremism. We didn’t have beheadings or the abduction of foreigners or religious intolerance. We actually pitied America and Americans when the Twin Towers went down and when news began leaking out about it being Muslim fundamentalists- possibly Arabs- we were outraged.

Now 9/11 is getting old. Now, 100,000+ Iraqi lives and 1700+ American lives later, it’s becoming difficult to summon up the same sort of sympathy as before. How does the death of 3,000 Americans and the fall of two towers somehow justify the horrors in Iraq when not one of the people involved with the attack was Iraqi?

Go here to read the rest, amazing stuff, scroll down past "Unbelievable" to find the body of the text. And if there are any Sheepole out there who would dare to attack the words of a real Iraqi post them in the comment area.


  • It's depressing how these lives are needlessly squandered for political and financial gain

    By Blogger A. Morelli, at 12:14 PM  

  • I believe certain Iraqis feel this way. However, the same can be said for the opposite viewpoint, with some Iraqis actually happy for the liberation.

    I'll post to you an editorial from another Iraqi published in yesterday's Detroit Free Press (July 5, 2005):

    Better For Iraq

    Your June 27 article "Iraqi-American support for war drops sharply" did not reflect accuracy in the opinion of the Iraqi-American majority, which should be separated from the opinions of the Arab Americans regarding Iraq. The two communities differed on every topic regarding this multi-dimensional and complex issue relating to the liberation/occupation of Iraq.
    The Bush administration and the Iraqi-American administration comitted multiple mistakes, culminating in making Iraq the center of terrorism activity. On the positive side, the Iraqis have gained freedom, a democratic election and self-respect all over the world. Things can only get better as the Iraqi government and its new army gain public support after 30 years of tyranny.
    The Iraqi-American Endowment Center conducts various non-scientific polls with a more positive feeling toward a better future. We want to thank President George W. Bush and America for their continuous support for Iraq and its people.

    Ramsay F. Dass, MD
    Director, Iraqi-American Endowment Center
    Oak Park

    Another comment from a REAL Iraqi. Now, how should we take this. We can either attack either person (who have differing viewpoints) or agree that not everyone is blindly following the same ideals, either way. However, with no disrespect to the blog you quoted, I would be more apt to believe someone of stature rather than a random blogger, who for all intents and purposes, could be someone different than they say.

    By Blogger Troll, at 2:09 PM  

  • Why Bush is still president is beyond me. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Rove should be detained in Guantanamo as enemy combatants. They are destroying the United States.

    By Blogger PoliShifter, at 2:16 PM  

  • Troll,

    The difference between my post (Riverbend) is that She IS IN Baghdad, the individuals you refer to are in America, they can't possibly know the real situation on the ground, there take is hopeful but wishful thinking, distanced from the actual reality.

    By Blogger kurtbill, at 7:19 PM  

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