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Bub

From what little I hear in this well-fed, hyper-comfortable "Land of the Free," the sheer volume of human suffering which has been unleashed by this administration's invasion & occupation of Iraq is beyond measure. If there's such a thing as karma, I fear for all of us.

gale

One thing I don't think many have thought of (ie Americans) is what will become of these youth (16 & under) who have experienced such horrific often multiple traumas....it makes me wonder at the sheer scope of this

billjpa

I have come back to this post many times in the blind hope if finding something positive that I might have missed but no such luck, This is so emblematic of what is taking place in Iraq. It is devastating. What next?

Pierre Williams

iraqi nationalism

someone has to start talking about the wealth of iraq belongs to all the iraqi people. read the chapter in the qu'ran entitled those that run. ALLAH says man is violent in his pursue of wealth. all non-iraqis must leave. baghdad is mine!! says the imam. iraqi peoples solar power and water co..

8 points from baghdad, we must build power and water co. only iraqi men and woman will build it. i need to know how much it will cost to build.

" economic assistance...must subvert... the tribal and feudal order." tell me who said these words and we will be free!

foreigners got to leave iraq.

the iraqi people are one people. the wealth of iraqi belongs to all the iraqi people.

foreigners are stealing the wealth of iraq though a program of subversion. our people are living in abject poverty. something is worng with that picture.

your religion is your personal business. your political phliosophy should be iraqi nationalism.

microorganisms that cause disease in humans are know as pathogens. the transmission of pathogens to humans can occur in a number of ways. a common route is via water. the ingestion of contaminated water introduces the microbes into the digestive system. intestinal upset can result. an organism may enter the cells that line the digestive tract gaining entry to the bloodstream. from there an infection can become widely dispersed.a prominet example of a water borne pathogen is Vibrio Cholerae, the bacterium that causes Cholera. the contamination of drinking water by this bacterium is still at epidemic proportions in some areas of the world. this enemy must be wiped out of iraq.

the imam orders all iraqis to "kill yourselves". than love ALLAH. than love one another.

ALLAH sent us iron to test us and to see which among us will help ALLAH and our messinger. who will be the helpers of ALLAH?

the imam wants iraq to be rebuilt into a modern country and baghdad to become a modern megalopolis. imam says "under the rubble there is treasure". IMAM

f16poor

Even though I am not super smart, but if I were 16 years old, sitting in a jail, I would know “Why I am Here!”

It is SUPER URGENT that we need to help Iraqis build their legal system and provide JUSTICE to ALL Iraqis -- Americans need a SURGE of Justice Department personnel to help recruit and train Iraqi lawyers.

If the justice prevailed in Iraq, we will prevail in Iraq as well.

B.Bailey

This is tragic. But going from this young man's story directly to hating and blaming America is jumping pretty far from the point. There will always be Americans who believe they are special and the rest of America is bad. Because we are a free country, they get to do that. No matter how ignorant they look when doing so. It's easy for them to forget that the entire world believed Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. He wanted us to because of the ten yr. war with Iran, he really wanted that country to think Iraq did. Then he had used them on Iraqis as punishment. Also, it's been found he had everything he needed to start making these weapons as soon as the UN got off his back.

Terrorists take over weak, defenseless countries and when our soldiers got to Iraq, a country that had been closed to the world, they saw a country with nothing, no infastructure, schools, etc. Our soldiers aren't trained to build a country but that's what they've been doing.

So you ungrateful Americans keep making fools of yourselves. You deserve to. You're from America. It's unfortunate for our country that there are more than a handful of you and you all have big mouths.

Aaron

This is truly tragic, the torture that is. However, no where in the story did it say that our forces had anything to do with this young mans imprisonment or torture. It is the liberals in this country trying to convince the world that the Bush administration is responsible for all that is wrong in the world. This is simply not true. This administration may not have been perfect in its actions, but its intentions seem to me to have been pure, and that is simply the security of this country. After 9/11 everyone in this country was calling for action ( yes, that includes the liberals).
Pres. Bush obliged this outcry and has since stood by this descision, unlike many other in this country.

Aaron

This is truly tragic, the torture that is. However, no where in the story did it say that our forces had anything to do with this young mans imprisonment or torture. It is the liberals in this country trying to convince the world that the Bush administration is responsible for all that is wrong in the world. This is simply not true. This administration may not have been perfect in its actions, but its intentions seem to me to have been pure, and that is simply the security of this country. After 9/11 everyone in this country was calling for action ( yes, that includes the liberals).
Pres. Bush obliged this outcry and has since stood by this descision, unlike many other in this country.

leah

"After 9/11 everyone in this country was calling for action ( yes, that includes the liberals). Pres. Bush obliged this outcry."
I don't remember clammoring to go into Iraq. Quite to the contrary, there were quite a few of us who knew this adventure would not be successful. Too bad we were drowned out by the drumbeat for WAR.
And as to those pure intentions of Bush to make us safe, we are much worse off as a county now than before spending a trillion dollars, inflaming the rest of the world and killing or injuring hundreds of thousands of people.

Mjolnir

War is hell. It always has been and always will be. I hear and read all the time about how we invaded and caused more harm than good. I think some of you should read up on your history. And more to the point try to see all sides of the issue before you start whining abuot how awful us Americans are. The fact is, the common man is caught in the middle between the extemists/insurgents and the Iraqi gov't/coalition forces that are trying their best to help secure the country. The anecdotes from the various folks in Iraq allow us to see the common Iraqi perspective but also they are stories of a frightened populace. The one about the iraqi's afraid of the American convoy was interesting, of course they also see with blinders on, and rightly so, they are concerned with their immediate safety and seem to fail to see the intentions of the soldiers to help secure them. Do they think that if the coalitionj forces left, that their quality of life would improve? Many of these stories also talk of the insurgents controlling areas that were once peaceful. Will that change if the military runs out on them? I don't think so. The fact remains, that our soldiers/marines and the Iraqi army don't use human shields and the insurgents do. At least we try to engage our enemy with honor. Where is the outcry against the terrorists? Why is it always against the men and women who strive to defend and bring stability to a region known for it's violent history?
Think about it and don't allow yourself to be lulled into believing that there is a simple answer...and that there are good people in the world as well. Both Iraqi and American.
Just my 2 cents.

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