Friday, May 05, 2006

Bad Reflections

I found this item on the web. An American family is watching the TV and there are scenes of violence just outside the window. I think this item is a good representation of what a lot (but not all) Americans are like today....... oblivious to the suffering that their government's policies are causing in the world.

Iraq is falling apart.

VIDEO: US Congress Holds a Forum on Iraq

Faiza is a native Shia Iraqi, married to a Sunni Iraqi. They have three sons, who they currently live with in Amman, Jordan. Faiza spoke about her family's experiences in Iraq before and during the war and subsequent occupation on April 27, 2006 in Washington, DC. Dr. Wasfi was born to a Jewish mother and an Iraqi father. She recently put her medical career on hold to visit with family members in Iraq, and recently returned from a three-month stay in Basrah and Baghdad. Dr. Wasfi described her experience in Iraq and discussed the life of Iraqis under occupation on April 27, 2006 in Washington, DC. Dr. Pillar is a member of the faculty at Georgetown University's Security Studies Program and formally a career National Intelligence Officer at the CIA. He discussed various facets of current U.S. policy and operations in Iraq on April 27, 2006 in Washington, DC. Charlie served as a Navy Hospital Corpsman with the Marine Corps' Second Tank Battalion during the invasion of Iraq. He is the Southeast Regional Coordinator of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Charlie discussed his experience in the military during the war in Iraq on April 27, 2006 in Washington, DC.

The above link is to a video made during US Congressional hearings. What the Iraqis have to say is very worthwhile to listen to, since they are telling the true stories of Iraq today. Dr. Pillar spoke the longest and had the least to say.

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