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Riverbend Blogger from Iraq

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I guess what I'm trying to say is this: Americans, the name of your country
which once stood for 'freedom and justice' is tarnished worldwide. Your
latest president has proved that the great American image of democracy is
just that- an image. You can protest, you can demonstrate, you can vote- but
it ends there. The reigns were out of your hands the moment Bush stepped
into the White House. You were deceived repetitively and duped into two
wars. Your sons and daughters are dying, and killing, in foreign lands. Your
embassies are in danger all over the world. 'America' has become synonymous
with 'empire', 'hegemony', and 'warfare'. And why? All because you needed to
be diverted away from the fact that your current president is a failure.

Some people associate the decision to go to war as a 'strength'. How strong
do you need to be to commit thousands of your countrymen and women to death
on foreign soil? Especially while you and your loved ones sit safely
watching at home. How strong do you need to be to give orders to bomb cities
to rubble and use the most advanced military technology available against a
country with a weak army and crumbling infrastructure? You don't need to be
strong- you need to be mad.

Americans- can things be worse for you? Can things be worse for us in Iraq?
Of course they can. only imagine- four more years of Bush.

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