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Thursday, October 19, 2006

My Changing View on Iraq

As much as I've never held with virtually any of the views of George W. Bush, I am disturbed by a news item I'm listening to on Day to Day on NPR. At least 100 people were killed by suicide bombers in Iraq in the past 24 hours. 100 people in 24 hours. Do we remember that the people who live in Iraq are people? They are as human as you and me. And 100 of them that were alive yesterday are dead today.

As much as I abhored our invasion of Iraq, as distressed as I was about the loss of life of civillians and our military personnel there, I still believed in 2004 that we needed to remain in place and try to set the state to order before our withdrawal. Now I'm not so sure. We are obviously making things worse with our continued presence. The Iraqi people clearly want us to withdraw. Maybe it's time to do just that.

I realize the country will probably dissolve into civil war but then, perhaps, the international community will be mobilized to help restore order and implement some sort of functioning government. I don't know. I'm no politician or wise pundit. I'm just an ER nurse who is tired of hearing about people dying...our men and women as well as Iraqi citizens.

It just seems to me that something has to give and soon.

tags: Iraq war / US politics / world politics


Blogger Yvonne said...

I agree with you whole heartedly Cher. We should all get the hell out of there and soon. Then maybe the world as a whole can go back as a unit and offer assistance. And if they don't want it then leave them be. It's sad that so many are dying. But honestly what more can we all do? If they want to keep fighting, it's their choice.

Love Yvonne

19/10/06 6:08 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

It's now become a no-win situation as I see it, so very like Vietnam except we're not out in the streets. If there's no way to get it done and right then we should just set a date, move on and let the pieces fall where they will.

But then, I worry so about an Iraq in chaos and a radical Iran right next door...

20/10/06 11:17 PM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

I worry too Cher. But they have made it pretty obvious that they WILL continue to kill each other no MATTER who is there.

Just get the hell out and leave them to it. No one can accuse any of us of not trying to put a stop to it.

Love Yvonne

22/10/06 7:46 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Oh, but I'm worried about a fundamentalist regime in Iran having too much influence in Iraq...and apparently working on a nuclear weapon.

Scary stuff!

23/10/06 1:32 AM  

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