Putting Up With Americans

Imagine a gang of thugs invaded your home and occupied it for over a decade. They raped your daughters and sons. They shot your pets for amusement. They randomly detained your relatives and tortured them. They defiled the symbols of your religion. They deliberately ran over your children with trucks. They held sidewalk sales to sell off everything you owned of value. They doused you in radioactive, caustic and burning chemicals. Perhaps most galling was they claimed they did these things for your benefit and complained that you were not more grateful. When your grandson tried to resist, they took him away, never to be seen again, calling him a criminal and terrorist. That is what the Afghans and Iraqis have to put up with every day.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)