Terrorists Won – Now We’re Really Safe!
by Weam Namou
Over the weekend, the second largest city in Iraq, Mosul, fell and yesterday Saddam Hussein’s home city of Tikrit has fallen. Is Baghdad next in line in what CNN calls “rapid takeovers”? So far, more than 500,000 civilians have fled the fighting that was brought about Islamic Militants.
My opinion? Joshua Blain described it best in his post to a CNN article:
“The reality is that this is all our fault. While Saddam Hussein was indeed a dictator and corrupt, he did not tolerate Islamic extremist groups in his country because they were a threat to his secular regime. Though a dictator, he maintained stability in the country and overall the people lived in peace and had a great education system. We then went in and destabilized the country by removing Saddam and leaving a massive power void, allowing extremist groups to flood the country. In essence we created the very environment we said we were going to eliminate. The great irony is that to the people of Iraq, we are the weapons of mass destruction.”
Absolutely right, Weam! My husband just said this very thing to me this morning! In my opinion, George W Bush should be in prison along with Cheney, Rumsfeld and the rest. At the very least. They have destroyed so much and murdered so many. And, yes, they are murderers! And so are those who voted for them twice. I’ll give them the first time from ignorance, but not twice. And now we have this. My rage at them knows no end.
Your article gives a good assessment of the situation in Iraq. Shame on our country for the suffering it has inflicted upon the people of Iraq!