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July 15, 2006

Baghdad Today Iraq

The Iraq stories pile up, and it's inevitable that sometimes we just glance at them and move on. For those of us who've never been in a war zone, it's especially hard to grasp the human reality of what's happening daily to real people in Baghdad, Fallujah, Haditha, and the rest.

But it's our moral duty to try. That's why I urge you to take a few minutes and read the latest post by Riverbend, the young Iraqi woman who writes the blog Baghdad Burning. I won't excerpt it here, because I want you to read the whole thing. Read it and weep.

[Thanks, Miles]

Posted by Jonathan at July 15, 2006 05:42 PM  del.icio.us digg NewsVine Reddit YahooMyWeb


River's amazing

Posted by: jr at July 15, 2006 05:47 PM

I think the wrong people are listening. The only ones that would read this and weep are the ones that already think that Iraq is the worst crime perpetrated in the USA long history. It may be viewed in later history along with the Holocaust and Stalinist purges as blots on human history.

I am ashamed of my country's (Australia) involvement in this horror. I am ashmamed that our once proud county could rubber stamp this and send troops. I am proud of the one politain in Australia, Bob Brown leader of the Greens, who had the guts to speak out democratically in Parliament in condemnation of this.

When will it end?

Posted by: Ender at July 16, 2006 07:08 AM