Wednesday, April 12, 2006

"Things Were Better Under Saddam" File

From Florida Paul: Violence-weary Iraqis turn to dominos, Oprah

3 comments:

Paul said...

The key passage:

Before U.S.-led forces invaded Iraq in 2003, Omar and his family, like most Iraqis, used to go out at weekends for picnics or strolls, staying out until late. As security worsened, the only place they feel safe now is the living room.

Tom said...

Picnics and strolls, out late on the streets of Baghdad, enjoying the food, the sights and sounds, the rivers bubbling by, lovers holding hands. Ahh, for simpler times.

Paul said...

Most AMERICAN cities are scary places after dark.