Last night the president in another fit of delusion said that we're marching toward progress in Iraq and that "ordinary life is beginning to return." CNN Iraq correspondent Michael Ware said in response:
."..if the president means by ordinary life, families essentially living locked up in their homes, in almost perpetual darkness, without refrigeration, or perhaps constantly struggling -- struggling for ever more expensive gas to run generators, if he means waiting in their homes, wondering if government death squads will drag them off and torture and execute them, if he means living in sectarian, cleansed neighborhoods where people who were your friends have had to flee, if he's talking about living in communities that are protected by militias, then, yes, life has returned to ordinary."
Maybe that was just what the president meant. We've simply exchanged one nightmare government in Iraq for another perhaps even more damaging one. That might be good enough for our president but I had hoped better for America.
UCC Action Alert: Bring the Troops Home