Best Post of the Day
Our buddy Mr Ugly American interviewed a pair of Iraqi bloggers
on their opinion about the Iraq war and its aftermath. The bloggers, while obviously happy that Saddam is gone, are brutally honest in their assessment of the aftermath:3. Who do you blame for the Violence in Iraq now?
24: Well, that might sound crazy, but I blame us, the Iraqis I mean. It all is in our hands. If we love each other and care about each other, this violence wouldn’t happen. If we just put aside our ambition to be better than our neighbors, our relatives, our friends, and our brothers we will win!
BT: On the first step, I blame the Americans first. I think insurgency started in Iraq after the CPA disbanded the army and police. Many officers and soldiers were left jobless. They thought of taking revenge which foreign fighters like Zarqawi supported.
I also blame the government for failing in providing jobs to the people. Many young men are being tempted by armed groups. Thousands are being paid for blowing up a mosque or a bus.
Finally, I blame the Iraqi people for supporting these insurgents instead of fighting them. These armed men are like cancer spread in allover the Iraqi body.
Highly recommended. You'll learn more from this one interview about the situation in Iraq than you would from a month of watching the news.