Defiant , I stand.
I am sick and tired of listening to Iraqis whine about "their " failed government. Whine about how they have been duped by fake elections and false hopes, cursing the hour they agreed upon...you know what !
I am sick and tired of the crocodile tears and the "oh those poor Iraqis,who can blame them" line.
I am sick and tired of - let's atone in public , now that we know the truth- tirade.
Liars and Deceivers.
You knew the Truth all along .
The Truth was out there right in front of your very eyes whilst you were sitting in Baghdad, Teheran, some dump in the U.S , Amman, London or God knows where else.
The Truth was on every single lamp post in Baghdad . The Truth was in Firdaus Square, the Truth was marked in bright red colors on American tanks when they rolled into your "darling "city for which you whimper now.
I noticed you have stopped parroting the "Saddam this, Saddam that" broken record. A little "démodé " perhaps ? Or have the 1000 times worse horrors finally caught up with a member of your loved ones ?
It seems you regret having voted - how very noble of you . I will give you a prize for that. A medal for your "unwavering" patriotism .
But vote, you did . You voted when your country was and still is ILLEGALLY occupied by the most ruthless power in the World.
You still went ahead and cast your name in some dusty ballot box and shouted Halleluja to your so called democracy.
Some of you even composed an Iraqi Version of " We shall overcome." But you changed the tense and renamed it : "We have overcome."
You called it the "New Iraq" song. And you sang and you danced to the tune.
You were almost drunk with joy. And so proud of your victory against so called "tyranny" only to have the most brutal tyrants rule over you now .
You argued, you were finally liberated because "they" allowed you a cell phone, a satellite dish and the choice of a 100 worthless newspapers . You thought , this is it , you "finally" got it right this time.
You jumped and applauded like a bunch of monkeys , ecstatic at the sight of someone throwing a couple of crumbs your way .
And now, you sit and lament and wait for more "pity" crumbs to be thrown your way and hopefully some other "benevolent hand" to come and rescue you from your self inflicted misery. A misery you brought not only onto yourselves but onto all of your people, a people you supposedly care for, so much.
Yes you did vote indeed and exercised your "democratic rights" under the vigilant eye of your occupier and his henchmen. What derision !
I tell you : You sold your country along with the Green Zone hookers. You are a partner in crime and nothing will absolve you. You are as responsible as the perfidious thugs you voted for.
Hypocrites , this what you are. A bunch of profiteering, opportunistic hypocrites.
You kept moaning about Saddam Hussein. " He is a dic-ta-tor " you would cry in front of your Western friends and amongst your "clan". When, in fact,you had your own petty little agendas safely tucked away.
And now just look at the results . Now you have a 1000 "dic-ta-tors" shedding your blood "left right and center." Slaughtering you and your "New Iraq" like sheep.
Don't expect me to have sympathy for you, I have none whatsoever. You voted, you bear IT .
The Battle for Freedom in Iraq is the Mother of all Battles .
As for you, shameless lot, you know who you are. Mother of all Shame.
Painting : Iraqi Female Artist , Betool Fekeiki