We Take These for Granted

Found at “Iraq at a Glance“, a blog written by an Iraqi dentist in Baghdad. Iraqis have found the free American blogging websites and are happily posting about their newfound freedom. Isn’t liberty wonderful? Here’s a sample:

A New Life

‘The Minister of Health ( during the ex-regime) was turning a blind eye to the medical and dental centers and the hospitals, he was preoccupied in how to steal as much as he could, never paid attention to our complaints and needs, Saddam and his thugs destroyed Iraq….’ Said Dr. U..
I asked him about those great changes, the rebuilding, the new equipments and the new smiling dentists in the center!
He said : ‘Bechtel Company made all these improvements, now the center is perfect, we are so pleased.. new clean institutes, new salaries and so NEW LIFE.. Of course you see the dentists and doctors are happy and smile, have you ever seen them happy under Saddam?!! they were bewildered all the time, thinking in how to make their living…’.
Dr.U said: ‘ believe me, I would commit suicide and get rid of this life if G.W.Bush cancelled his plan to liberate Iraq.. Thank God.. He did it’..

“Suggestion Box”

—this small box written on it ‘ complaints and proposals’ is something wonderful in the new governmental institutes, now the Iraqi has the right to say what he wants and suggests whatever he thinks good, write it on a paper and just put it in this box! At last.. We can make a suggestion and no one arrest us!

I’m amazed that something as simple as a suggestion box is such a freedom to Iraqis.

2 thoughts on “We Take These for Granted

  1. Some days I wonder why we are in Iraq trying to help out a country that doesn’t want us over there. From the news media everything negative is reported in huge fonts across the top of the front page. We all know that war sells papers. Fuzzy puppy won’t.
    Only after realizing that there is a entire country over there that is screaming for help and is so tired of a life of cruelty, that I know why we are there. We are there because of the people that don’t make the headlines of the papers. The millions of ordinary folks that just want a smiling and clean work place so they can earn a living and go home to take care of there families. We are there for the them.
    Thanks for the blog on Dr. U. It was very refreshing!

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