The debate continues in The New Amerika. Have we lost the war in Iraq? Can we still win? Is it Vietnam 2 or what? How long do we stay? How fast can we go? And on and on and on.
I have previously stated my opinion on the matter, and I have not since changed my view.
Today I looked at Baghdad Burning, the award-winning blog written by a young Iraqi woman in Baghdad. In her most recent posts, she tells the story of a young woman who was abducted from her own home by Iraqi security forces and then gang-raped. She tells of the woman’s bravery in going on television to alert people to what goes on every day in Iraq. And she also tells of the government’s criminal reaction to the allegations.
If you want to know what things are really like in Iraq for the Iraqi people, I recommend that you read Baghdad Burning. If you only want an answer to the debate of whether The Amerika has won or lost and whether we should stay or go, just read the excerpt below.
“And yet, as the situation continues to deteriorate both for Iraqis inside and outside of Iraq, and for Americans inside Iraq, Americans in America are still debating on the state of the war and occupation – are they winning or losing? Is it better or worse?
“Let me clear it up for any moron with lingering doubts: It’s worse. It’s over. You lost. You lost the day your tanks rolled into Baghdad to the cheers of your imported, American-trained monkeys. You lost every single family whose home your soldiers violated. You lost every sane, red-blooded Iraqi when the Abu Ghraib pictures came out and verified your atrocities behind prison walls as well as the ones we see in our streets. You lost when you brought murderers, looters, gangsters and militia heads to power and hailed them as Iraq’s first democratic government. You lost when a gruesome execution was dubbed your biggest accomplishment. You lost the respect and reputation you once had. You lost more than 3000 troops. That is what you lost America. I hope the oil, at least, made it worthwhile.”