2007/04/09

Life in Iraq

The Washington Post has an interesting story on changing views in Iraq. Some who welcomed the toppling of Saddam Hussein in the spring of 2003 now wish for a return to the "law and order" of his regime. They tell the story of a man who was seen around the world taking a sledgehammer to the statue of Hussein. Four years later he's having second thoughts. "It achieved nothing", he now says."Now, we regret that Saddam Hussein is gone, no matter how much we hated him." Surprising sentiments? Perhaps not, given the chaos now prevailing in Iraq. http://http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/08/AR2007040801058_pf.html

2 comments:

Steve White said...

The Americans are mired in Iraq as they were in Vietnam. The supposed basis for the invasion continues to crumble. Bush will leave a sad legacy.

Henry said...

So the Iraqis are sorry that they heaved out Saddam and replaced him with George Bush.
We could have told them they were making a mistake.
Even the Shiites are sorry that Saddam is gone. Bush is doing a wonderful job of nation building and spreading democracy and freedom. Today it is Iraq, tomorrow the world.Meanwhile America is burying itself in debt and the economy is on the decline.