A nut-house called IRAQ....
I feel sorry for Americans, I really do. When they liberated Iraq they never expected to find a population as insane and dysfunctional as the Iraqi population is. They never factored in the psychological damage that 30 years living under Saddam Hussain has done to a population of over 25 million people.
One of the things I remember so vividly as a kid are the real horror movies of post Iran-Iraq battles that they used to show on daytime TV. It was a well known tradition for Iraq’s one and only national TV channel to show hours and hours of these post battle real life documentory-style movies. Imagine your worst Hollywood B-movie nightmare multiplied a thousand times, except it was all real. Dismembered Bodies, burned and unrecognizable. Gassed up Iranian soldiers half berried and rotting in the sand, the flies hovering over their unfortunate corpses. Young men no older than teenagers each one reminding you that it could be you, your brother, father, cousin, a friend..etc.etc.. all accompanied by this horrible army band music..... (I’m sorry but its all coming back to me now)…. Imagery so horrible to remember or comprehend
Saddam and his cronies saw nothing wrong with broadcasting those images to his people on a daily bases. Hours and hours of that crap.
The above is only an example of one of the things that Saddam had inflicted on us. A thousand worst has and had happened in that prison called Iraq. No wonder we are all so fucked up.
I was talking to my cousin in Baghdad the other day about why the hell aren’t things calming down. Why can’t the people who are causing the troubles just recognise that it is better for them to cooperate with the Americans and that through that economic prosperity will come and then we can all enjoy that and forget about the past. Iraq is potentially a very wealthy country and its population will very quickly see the benefits if only there was stability there. You know what my cousin said; he said,”Habibi, how do you expect to talk sense to a mad man. I think that the best thing that America should do is to offer free nationwide Psychological treatments. We all need it. It’s a country full of Majnoons (nutters)”. I swear I laughed soooo much, but the irony and sadness was not lost on me….we are very much a psychologically sick country and it will take us a generation to get over it. How can we expect to achieve democracy and freedom under these conditions IS BEYOND ME..
the saying; ''To cut of your nose to spite your face'', is never truer than now in Iraq....Majnoons the whole lot of us.