A Weblog from Baghdad
Excerpt from Where is Raed?, a real life blog from Baghdad.
“No one inside Iraq is for war (note I said war not a change of regime), no human being in his right mind will ask you to give him the beating of his life, unless you are a member of fight club that is, and if you do hear Iraqi (in Iraq, not expat) saying â€œcome on bomb usâ€ it is the exasperation and 10 years of sanctions and hardship talking.
There is no person inside Iraq (and this is a bold, blinking and underlined inside) who will be jumping up and down asking for the bombs to drop. We are not suicidal you know, not all of us in any case.”
Puts a human face on it, doesn’t it?
On the home page is:
“The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do. – Samuel P. Huntington”