Before leaving the house, my wife told me that while she got some news about a plan for building the biggest Ferris wheel in the world in Baghdad. I replied mocking "let the government first supply us electricity for two continuous hours, then it can build this Wheel". When I came to the office, I read the news in many newspapers. My wife was not telling me a joke. Its a plan suggested by Baghdad municipality. The plan suggests building an amusement park which included a Ferris wheel called (Baghdad Eye). It is planed to make it higher than London Eye and another Ferris wheel in another country.
I can not describe the pain of my heart when I read the news. I even can not my feelings now. I wish I can cry. I wish I had power to do something, to change this ill reality. We don't have power in our houses and our great officials plan to build the biggest Ferris wheel. Yesterday was one more hot and moist day of August. We don't have an air conditioner in our house because we don't have enough power. I can buy four but they will be not more than a decoration. We use the air cooler which is not really effective but it's better than nothing. I spent the day at home. My two years old son was crying all the time because the poor child can not stand the hot weather. I tried to keep him always near the air cooler but its never enough. My son is only one child. We have hundreds of thousands all over Iraq. In stead of building new power plants, our government is planning to waste our money by doing useless projects. With the beginning of 2008, The PM said that 2008 would be the year of building and reconstruction. It looks that the rebuilding of our government means only changing the pavements and planting few flowers here and there.
This silliness and money wasting should be stopped. Iraq doesn't need Ferris wheels or new pavements. We need real building and real projects. I think Bush administration should do something because we all know they are the real government and I'm sure they can make it clear to their Iraqi guys who claim being politicians that building a Ferris wheel or new pavement or even filling streets with blast walls have not relation at all with construction or building a modern democratic country.