I wonder what Iraqis have to be thankful for

November 24, 2006 | By | Reply More

While Americans were enjoying the companionship of family and friends on Thanksgiving day, secular violence continued in Iraq, with more than 230 people either killed or found dead.  One attack alone claimed 161 lives.  America might have taken away Iraq’s dictator, but we appear to have exchanged tyranny for genocide, which raises the question:  what do Iraqis have to be thankful for?

It also raises other questions.  How many Iraqi families were affected by all those murders?  How many will remember America’s day of “Thanksgiving” as the day that America’s unjustified invasion forever robbed them of a beloved relative or friend?  With the death toll skyrocketing every day, how long before every family in Iraq will have experienced the murder of a relative or friend because of America’s unjustified invasion?  How many will march in parades, chanting “death to America,” for years to come?  How many future enemies has America created?  How many future terrorists?

For more information about the counter-productive nature of misguided government policies, see here, and here, and here, and here, and my comments to this post.

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Grumpypilgrim is a writer and management consultant living in Madison, WI. He has several scientific degrees, including a recent master’s degree from MIT. He has also held several professional career positions, none of which has been in a field in which he ever took a university course. Grumps is an avid cyclist and, for many years now, has traveled more annual miles by bicycle than by car…and he wishes more people (for the health of both themselves and our planet) would do the same. Grumps is an enthusiastic advocate of life-long learning, healthy living and political awareness. He is single, and provides a loving home for abused and abandoned bicycles. Grumpy’s email: grumpypilgrim(AT)@gmail(DOT).com [Erich’s note: Grumpy asked that his email be encrypted this way to deter spam. If you want to write to him, drop out the parentheticals in the above address].

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