Something learned early from reading the blogposts of Iraqis is the fact that one can't easily pigeonhole the politics of what is now occurring. The overall sense of frustration, along with the lessening of the quality of everyday life, has translated into posts that are tinged with a sense of overwhelming grief and utter hopelessness on what can even be done to alleviate the suffering.
And yet, they do not necessarily conform to the political posturing on this issue here.
Neurotic Iraqi Wife
The blogger, pictured above, at the bluntly-named, 'Neurotic Iraqi Wife' site, is a good representation of the increased desperation and rage that is seething in the wake of the escalating violence.
That rage is fully evident when she writes,
"They said Thursday was the deadliest day in Iraq. Let me correct this statement. Thursday was one OF the deadliest days in Iraq and if we think this is bad, and there cant be anything worse, believe me things WILL get even worse. Maliki's government proved to the world they are puppets to the militias. In my opinion, I think all the cabinet and ministers should step down, step down and leave that darn chair.
"Martial law should be put in place, and a strong military guy comes in. No militias, no Sadrists, no Badrists, no Islamists. A pure Military persona that leads with an iron fist. Gets rid of the cancer that has been created. Its beyond any persons imagination how an Iraqi, can kill another Iraqi by pouring Kerosene and burn him alive because he is Sunni. Its beyond any persons imagination how an Iraqi, can kill hundreds of Iraqis in one day because they are Shias.
"We have become savages. The lid has opened and so many cockroaches and spiders crawled out of the can. I wish it was that easy. Even the coackroaches and Spiders can get killed by using an insecticide. Question is, how can you get rid of these militias and Terrorists that overtook my country??? And people say we are under occupation. Yes we are under occupation but not by the coalition forces, we are under Militia occupation. Do you hear me??? Wake up and smell the roses, oh sorry there are no roses in Iraq anymore, I should say Wake up and smell the dead carnage. Dont you dare say to me that we are occupied by these forces. State your facts clearly. WE ARE UNDER MILITIA/TERRORIST OCCUPATION...OK???
"I never liked Bush, infact I loathe him for what he did to my country, but at the same time, I loathe Sadr and Hakeem, Dhari and Bin Laden. Oh and let me not leave out the greatest criminal of all, Saddam!!! The man who created all this mayhem. The man who was behind all this. And yet he is the only safe Iraqi in this country. I loathe everyone that did this to Iraq, every single one. I loathe the whole government for not standing up for the Iraqis. They just care of themselves and their own personal agendas. The tortured bodies that are found everyday dumped on the streets of Baghdad is similar and probably worse than the days of Saddam. Im ashamed, Im ashamed of that darn purple finger. Im ashamed of the day millions of Iraqis went out of their way and voted, risked their lives and voted, Voted in hope to get their saviour, instead they voted for their OWN KILLERS."
The State Of Mullas And Militias
Neurotic Iraqi Wife wants military rule to be instituted, because of the growing anarchy unfolding around her. She would rather have some sort of structure of laws, rather than live under a faux 'democracy.'
Additionally, while she despises George Bush, she is in total fear of what is going to happen after the Americans leave. NIW writes:
The State of Mullas and Militias, thats what Iraq has become. And you tell me occupied. Im gonna say this once and for all to all those who keep saying we are under occupation. YES we are under occupation by the peasants and the IGNORANT people that think just like you. If the forces leave just like what you want, then watch all the gardens and backyards turn into morgues. MORGUES FILLED WITH YOUR OWN PEOPLE!!!Oh I forgot, You dont give a damn shit, cuz you call yourselves Patriots!!! Patriots my A**.
If the forces leave, watch how Hakeem will give the South to Iran on a silver plate, watch how the Kurds will take the North, they deserve it, I mean after all, they atleast are united towards building their own state. Oh and let me not forget Baghdad, Baghdad will be the rogue state, that of Militias, Dharists and Bin Ladens. Yeah hell why not let the forces leave, we dont need them, we have everything under control. Oh let them leave, we are sooooo ready to takeover now. So ready!!! Whats another million Iraqi getting killed??? Its just another statistic on a piece of paper....Damn you, damn everyone who calls themself a Patriot and a nationalist. You are no where near the true meaning of these words. No where near!!! What BULLSHIT!!!
That Pitiful Purple Finger
U.S. troops cannot remain in Iraq indefinitely just because the country has descended into chaos. We have not helped to alleviate the carnage, thus far.
However, since we helped created the anarchy in her country, we should think long and hard about the way we exit and what we leave behind.
Today on Meet The Press, Rep. Duncan Hunter once again uttered the banal GOP mantra of "we are gonna win this contest."
To Iraqis, like Neurotic Iraqi Wife, that rhetoric is totally meaningless. She concludes in her most recent blogpost with this:
The only people that have lost here are the innocent Iraqis. They are the only victims in this game. And they will continue to be victims, until all those criminals get eradicated from the face of the earth... I repeat and say Im ashamed, Im ashamed of that day. Im ashamed of that day I voted and made my voice heard. Im ashamed of that Purple finger I proudly exhibited...Im Ashamed of that darn Purple Finger, that Pitiful Purple Finger...
To access the Neurotic Iraqi Wife blog, point your browser here.
To access Friday's post with links and excerpts from recent posts by Iraqi bloggers, 'Hammorabi,' 'Healing Iraq,' and 'Iraqi Rocker,' click here.