Before the invasion of Iraq I used to read a blog by a young iraqi man who lived in Baghdad.  He was blogging throughout the invasion and he documented the destruction of what was the secular regime of Saddam Hussein.  After the invasion he and his family fled to Syria and then to England. What I read and in email exchanges with him was see the war through the eyes of a middle class citizen of Iraq. We did not bring democracy to Iraq. We quickly destroyed this man’s family business (they were produce merchants) and forced them to flee a country where generations if their family had lived and died. We are guilty of destroying a secular government (Saddam didn’t put up with terrorists or religious extremidts) supposedly because he had weapons of mass destruction we sold him to fight Iran. People need to know more about how our government conducts itself before we become the next victim of the empire.

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