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Mar 20th 2005

Was the Iraq War worth it? An Iraqi perspective.

On the Iraq War’s two year anniversary Instapundit points us to this post from an Iraqi blogger:

So you ask me, Husayn, was it worth it. What have you gotten? What has Iraq acheived? These are questions I get a lot.

To may outsiders, like those who protested last year, who will protest today. This was a fools errand, it brought nothing but death and destruction. I am sheltered in Iraq, but I know how the world feels, how people have come to either love or hate Bush, as though heis the emobdiement of this war. As though this war is part of Bush, they forget the over twenty million Iraqis, they forget the Middle Easterners, they forget the average person on the street, the average man with the average dream.

Ask him if it was worth it. Ask him what is different. Ask him if he would go through it again, go ahead ask him, ask me, many of you have.

Now I answer you, I answer you on behalf of myself, and my countrymen. I dont care what your news tells you, what your television and newspapers say, this is how we feel. Despite all that has happened. Despite all the hurt, the pain, blood, sweat and tears. These two years have given us hope we never had.

One Response to “Was the Iraq War worth it? An Iraqi perspective.”

  1. abuzachary

    Last November I interviewed an Iraqi who was teaching as a visiting professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. This man was adamantly in favor of the War in Iraq. He said that he and his wife prayed for Bush to be re-elected, and that the only hope for Iraq was Saddam’s removal from power. I guess you can add his voices to the others that CNN doesn’t want you to hear…

    abuzachary