From Baghdad Burning blog, Sunday, September 11, 2005


From Baghdad Burning blog, Sunday, September 11, 2005

It has been four years today. How does it feel four years later?

For the 3,000 victims in America, more than 100,000 have died in Iraq. Tens of thousands of others are being detained for interrogation and torture. Our homes have been raided, our cities are constantly being bombed and Iraq has fallen back decades, and for several years to come we will suffer under the influence of the extremism we didn’t know prior to the war.

As I write this, Tel Afar, a small place north of Mosul, is being bombed. Dozens of people are going to be buried under their homes in the dead of the night. Their water and electricity have been cut off for days. It doesn’t seem to matter much though because they don’t live in a wonderful skyscraper in a glamorous city. They are, quite simply, farmers and herders not worth a second thought.

Four years later and the War on Terror (or is it the War of Terror?) has been won:

Score:
Al-Qaeda – 3,000
America – 100,000+

Congratulations.

https://riverbendblog.blogspot.com.au/2005_09_01_archive.html#112647459352403679#112647459352403679

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One thought on “From Baghdad Burning blog, Sunday, September 11, 2005

  1. http://player.theplatform.com/p/7wvmTC/MSNBCEmbeddedOffSite?guid=n_maddow_a2manafort_170925
    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 9/25/17
    Trump campaign manager working against mission of US war in Iraq —
    Rachel Maddow reports on Kurdish people voting on a referendum to become independent from Iraq, a situation the U.S. has fought to prevent but Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort has been paid to promote. Duration: 2:00

    I’d say this could also be characterized as a form of Trump’s desire to “Take the oil.”

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