"Rudolph the old reindeer, Santa's faithful companion was fooling around hanging all sorts of colored ornaments and light bulbs on his horns.
- 'I have finished!, I give up, I can’t find anything wrong' said Santa looking through his golden rimmed spectacles at Rudolph, who was in a great mess with all the wires tangled around him.
- You say that every darn year, then somehow we always end up breaking someone's heart. By the way, are you going to Iraq this year?
"This last year especially has been a turning point. Nearly every Iraqi has lost so much. So much. There's no way to describe the loss we've experienced with this war and occupation. There are no words to relay the feelings that come with the knowledge that daily almost 40 corpses are found in different states of decay and mutilation. There is no compensation for the dense, black cloud of fear that hangs over the head of every Iraqi. Fear of things so out of ones hands, it borders on the ridiculous- like whether your name is 'too Sunni' or 'too Shia'. Fear of the larger things- like the Americans in the tank, the police patrolling your area in black bandanas and green banners, and the Iraqi soldiers wearing black masks at the checkpoint.
Again, I can't help but ask myself why this was all done?
"Saddam's execution? But who the hell decided on that? In what kind of upside down world r we living? Did this man's crimes end ONLY in the Dujail & Anfal cases? How about the millions of Iraqis died during the 40 years of his Baath ideology? How about the double invasions of Iran & Kuwait? How about the orders of executions & oppression he made during the 1991 rebellions? How about the numerous cases of corruption he started within & without Iraq? How about the secrets of his rise to power or of his life as a CIA/MI5-6 agent? & the secrets of his execution of his comrades in 1979? How about the millions he scoundered here & there? Last how about the secrets he knows of the American support to his regime or to others during all his lifetime?
How.. & how.. & how... & many other endless hows. "