It is of course a great faux pas in current political discourse to suggest that just maybe the Iraqi people are even worse off today than they were under Saddam.
I would guess that the Kurds may be better off (so far); my sense is that in many other parts of the country it’s not so clear at all given the physical destruction of a good chunk of several cities, the damage to the oil and electrical systems, the escalating casualties, the slide into civil war, the new enjoyment of civil liberties such as freedom of the press (not) and, now, news of widespread torture by the Iraqi government and others.
Time to dig out my Edwin Starr and my Bruce Springsteen. (Wikipedia suggests that “War” is one of the most popular protest songs ever recorded..)
What’s new with the UM janitors that went on strike a while back?
*That’s* your reaction to the mess in Iraq?
But they won a much better contract, thank you.
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