We have a proverb that says "a broken heart can’t be mended" and that is what I experienced yesterday when I was going back home.
I hired a taxi and the taxi driver was asking me about the road that we have to go through. I told him about my daily route and he said "its too far man. Why don't we go through the airport street through Adil?". I was like "what! No way man, I still need my life".
He said " calm down man. I'm a Shiite guy and I have been there about two hours ago." I answered him "well, its up to you because its your life but for me, I have a son to live for". After he accepted to go through the street I chose, we found a very bad traffic then he said "Is this the smooth street you told me about?" I told him "at least its safe" and that was the point when the politics talk started.
He said " people now started fighting Al Qaida and they are awakened now. They formed awakening council in many Sunni neighborhoods including Adil"
I laughed sarcastically and said "why are they awakened? Were they sleeping when Al Qaida killed thousands of innocent people?"
At that point, I can say the political struggle started. We argued for about 30 minutes. After a long fight, we agreed on one point. We agreed that so many promises were made by the American administration and by the Iraqi government - so many promises that were never fulfilled.
He started laughing and said "I feel so sorry because I participated in the election. I though that Saddam's days were over but now I feel sorry because we have many small Saddams who were brought by the USA. The old Saddam had been kicked out by the Americans but who will help us to end the days of the new Saddams if the USA keeps supporting them".
I didn't answer him because I couldn't find an answer.