Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Riverbend has 2 new posts up (first in almost two month's), and her writing is just as heartbreaking as ever. For those unfamiliar, Riverbend is a woman in Baghdad who is well educated who's blog (http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/) tells about life in Iraq. She was somewhat pro-American in the beginning, but time has not been kind to her (or us). Reading this:

"And yet, as the situation continues to deteriorate both for
Iraqis inside and outside of Iraq, and for Americans inside Iraq, Americans in America are still debating on the state of the war and occupation- are they winning or losing? Is it better or worse.

Let me clear it up for any moron with lingering doubts: It’s
worse. It’s over.

You lost. You lost the day your tanks rolled into Baghdad
to the cheers of your imported, American-trained monkeys. You lost every single family whose home your soldiers violated.

You lost every sane, red-blooded Iraqi when the Abu Ghraib pictures came out and verified your atrocities behind prison walls as well as the ones we see in our streets.

You lost when you brought murderers, looters, gangsters and militia heads to power and hailed them as Iraq’s first democratic government.

You lost when a gruesome execution was dubbed your biggest accomplishment.

You lost the respect and reputation you once

You lost more than 3000 troops. That is what you lost America.

I hope the oil, at least, made it worthwhile."

Good job, George.

If you read what Riverbend wrote and your reaction is something like “Merciful
Christ. How will we ever be forgiven for what we have done to that country? How
will we atone? And how can we still be debating this? How can anyone with a
sliver of conscience still be invoking God and Homeland, Freedom and Faith, 9/11
and 'Fight Them Over There' to keep us trapped in this hell we sired?” you’re a

From Driftglass: http://driftglass.blogspot.com/

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