Friday, July 02, 2004

U.S.: For the Caribbean, an ode to Saddam

Inasmuch as many in the Caribbean find no valence in the U.S. led Iraq war, I thought it would be fitting to post here the painful and poetically expressed thoughts of an Iraqi blogger, for the sake of Caribbean readers.

What shall we sue you for, Saddam?
For what?.....For what!?
For murdering millions of Iraqis? For the torture you used against anyone who dared to oppose you or even against those you doubted their loyalty?
Or for the impoverishing Iraq and her people and wasting Iraq’s fortune?
Or for the fear we lived in for thirty five years; the fear that made us die a thousand times a day, we were getting scared to death when someone knocks on the door or when the phone rings or when we see one of your wretched dogs watching us in the street or at work.
We were getting scared to death when we see a look of anger in the eyes of your Mukhabarat and we’d go back to review everything we said that day; have we criticized someone? Did we not smile when your ‘great name’ was mentioned? Did we say anything that offends your "immortal party" even with a hint?
What shall we sue you for?
For your innovated methods to terrify people?
For chopping off tongues, hands and years [ears]?
Or for burning the prisoners alive in front of their friends to make them see, hear and smell pain and death?
What shall we sue you for?
For Halabja? The city of tears, pain and sorrow.
For Al-Anfal? For turning the desert of Iraq into a huge graveyard after crushing the uprising? Or for the endless humiliation that forced us to walk bending our heads with our eyes looking at the ground?
For stupid wars that cost millions of lives?
Or for mass graves that we still don’t know their number?
For millions of our educated youths who left the country to get out of your hell?

Where are your supporters and where are your loyal servants?
Why didn’t we see millions cheering your name or calling for your innocense?
Why didn’t any Iraqi lawyer accept to defend you?
We reject you and we’d like to expel you out of our minds forever.
We’re nothing like you and we’re not going to treat you the way you treated your opponents when you grabbed power.
We’re going to get a fair trial and you’re going to have lawyers to defend you and we will listen to you although you refused to listen to us for thirty five years.
We will not start our new life with mistakes like you did; this is a new Iraq, an Iraq that neither you nor any of your fellow criminals can recognize.
The new Iraq is totally different from what you wanted or planned in your sick mind.
This is the Iraq where everyone listens to anyone even to criminals like you.
H'tip to Mohammed of Iraq the Model.

Read all of it. Think about it. Think about the country in which you live, the leadership. Think about how much crime the country has, how things might be rough.

Ask yourself this: would you want the U.S. to send her sons to fight for your freedom should your government act like Saddam's did? If you think the U.S. wouldn't, remember Grenada.

So, what shall Democrats and the countries of the world sue GWB and the U.S. for?


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