Opening Day of the Iraq War

I was with some Iraqi ex-patriates the day the Iraq war started. They naively believed Bush was going to liberate the country from Saddam then leave. What we saw on the TV screen was Americans bombing the residential sections of Baghdad, the familiar neighbourhoods where their friends and families lived back home. They felt deeply betrayed. No doubt most of the people in Iraq felt the same way. After a betrayal like that, the deepest desire of every Iraqi would be to find some way to slit an American throat. Instead of liberating, Americans occupied and plundered. They might as well have been Nazis.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)