A very poignant piece from the Christian Science Monitor of a diary of a young Iraqi girl near Baghdad from during the war.
I hope that this kind of reaction doesn’t linger for too long and that the US actually makes good on its “promises” of development and democracy.
We woke to the loud sound of the radio in Um Mohamed’s house, and she was yelling that Baghdad and Iraq was occupied by the US. The news on the radio is that Iraqis are destroying government buildings and stealing … and that Saddam Hussein and his family have fled. The fear from these robbers is even worse. What is happening to our people, stealing without thought? What will the Americans do?
What indeed will the Americans do…