One of 4000 to die this month
Iraqis are too worried about staying alive themselves to lament or rejoice very long at the execution of the man who ruled them for a quarter of a century.
Its time to sit back and dread the Whitehouses next phase of milestones for this nation a nation that is in big trouble, to quote River:
You know your country is in trouble when:
- The UN has to open a special branch just to keep track of the chaos and bloodshed, UNAMI.
- Abovementioned branch cannot be run from your country.
- The politicians who worked to put your country in this sorry state can no longer be found inside of, or anywhere near, its borders.
- The only thing the US and Iran can agree about is the deteriorating state of your nation.
- An 8-year war and 13-year blockade are looking like the country's 'Golden Years'.
- Your country is purportedly 'selling' 2 million barrels of oil a day, but you are standing in line for 4 hours for black market gasoline for the generator.
- For every 5 hours of no electricity, you get one hour of public electricity and then the government announces it's going to cut back on providing that hour.
- Politicians who supported the war spend tv time debating whether it is 'sectarian bloodshed' or 'civil war'.
- People consider themselves lucky if they can actually identify the corpse of the relative that's been missing for two weeks.
Her views on Saddam's execution are worth a read, for them in a clicking mood.
So what next from the Whitehouse - some more executions perhaps.
I say the Whitehouse, for if you think the Iraq government is deciding such things you are smoking crack.
Meanwhile in sun drenched Auckland its cricket we are slowly turning our minds too.
I've found Triangle's scheduled screening of the English Al Jazeera channel. Tis first thing in the morning, so suits me big time. Bloody good it seems too - TVNZ & TV3 news types please take note.
Righto, slap on the sun block, the sun (UV levels) is hellishly intense, and its not even that hot....