Twelve years of merciless sanctions killed more than one million people in Iraq. Four years of occupation, false promises of democracy and reconstruction have resulted in more deaths and devastation, and plunged the country into a civil war.
The October 2006 issue of the medical journal, The Lancet, estimated that 655,000 people had died in Iraq following the invasion. Oil production, electricity production, and the accessibility of drinkable water are all at lower levels presently as compared to four years ago, under sanctions!
The American Empire focuses on conquest and the acquisition of raw materials like oil. Politicians, with millions in their bank accounts, forget how ordinary people survive. While they bicker over non-binding resolutions, innocent people die, and the American infrastructure crumbles as the Iraqi infrastructure crumbles.
In Iraq and the US, schools and hospitals continue to decay, limiting their care of the people. A nation without a solid educational system is a nation with a limited future. A nation without an efficient medical system is a cancerous nation.
The American people are becoming as powerless as the Iraqi people. We must leave Iraq and allow its citizens the right of self-determination, but the U.S. struggles under a rogue executive. The American government neglects the desires of its own citizens and the citizens of Iraq.
Evacuate by 2008.
Mar 14 2007 - 2:45pm