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Saturday
Feb042006

Girl Blog from Iraq

I'm indebted to a young Australian, Cathy (in Germany), whose blog, strangely, she calls aliceingermany for a link to this fascinating blog on life in Iraq written by an Iraqi girl riverbendblog And I really hope that deluded fool Jay reads this -

(After the first Gulf War) Two years and approximately 8 billion Iraqi dinars later, nearly 90% of the damage had been repaired. It took an estimated 6,000 engineers (all Iraqi), 42,000 technicians, and 12,000 administrators, but bridges were soon up again, telephones were more or less functioning in most areas, refineries were working, water was running and electricity wasn’t back 100%, but it was certainly better than it is today. Within the first two years over 100 small and large bridges had been reconstructed, 16 refineries, over 50 factories and industrial compounds, etc.

It wasn’t perfect- it wasn’t Halliburton… It wasn’t KBR…but it was Iraqi. There was that sense of satisfaction and pride looking upon a building or bridge that was damaged during the war and seeing it up and running and looking better than it did before.

Now, nearly three years after this (Second Gulf) war, the buildings are still piles of debris. Electricity is terrible. Water is cut off for days at a time. Telephone lines come and go. Oil production isn’t even at pre-war levels… and Iraqis hear about the billions upon billions that come and go. A billion here for security… Five hundred million there for the infrastructure… Millions for voting… Iraq falling into deeper debt… Engineers without jobs simply because they are not a part of this political party or that religious group… And the country still in shambles.

I'll say it again - Get the fuck out of Iraq, America. You couldn't run a chook raffle in a pub. And take those arse-lickers John Howard and Tony Blair with you.

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Reader Comments (2)

Interesting statistics from her Blog there Malkie. The rebuilding and security efforts really are a joke. With all the money that's been pumped in, everything should be first class!!
February 6, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterUncle B
>>>You couldn't run a chook raffle in a pub

Couldn't train a choko vine up a dunny wall!

Couldn't organise a root in a brothel!

I love those old sayings. Great stuff! :)
February 7, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterCaratacus

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