Loc: New Hampshire
After several days of lawlessness and looting including the Baghdad museum (which clearly could have been prevented) I think it's really encouraging to see some 2000 volunteer police officers to patrol the streets of Baghdad.<br><br>I heard an interesting story on NPR contrasting and comparing the power outage of recent events in Quebec/NY state and the NC where it took up to three weeks for these places to get the utilities restored.<br><br>A definite stark comparison between these events and the events occuring in Iraq. My hats off to the Iraqi people for their determination in restoring public safety and basic necessities of electricity and water and my prayers to a speedy recovery.<br><br>A difficult task lies ahead for the Iraqis in their moment of self determination. <br><br><br><br>Lets hope we can see more pictures like this as the mess is sorted out. I see two young men, once would be enemies, now walking together with hope and a moment both will remember for the rest of their lives.<br><br>
That is indeed a nice shot.<br><br>One thing to note as I read your post, though. I don't think they ever really were "enemies". <br><br>No matter how you feel about the war we all know that the Iraqi people and nearly all of the Iraqi "military", if that is what you want to call it, didn't like Saddam any more than anybody else.<br><br>And the U.S./British soldiers probably had no ill feelings toward Iraqi soldiers until the war started and they were required by their commanders to destroy any resistance. Rummy speaks, the military must obey, that's just the way it works.<br><br>I guess my reason for saying this is that knowing what we know about the morale in Iraq should we be surprised by this photo? Couldn't it just have been two guys in suits instead of fatigues doing the same thing but under different circumstances? That would be an even nicer shot.<br>
I think it's also safe to say that most of the world's animosities & problems are caused by and furthered by the actions of all of our governments...<br><br>Except the France, apparently. They just have something against ALL Americans, for some reason...<br><br>[color:red]Hold on, it's time for a </font color=red> <br>
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