Tuesday, January 01, 2008

One step forward, ten steps back

Here's a description of the final "amnesty bill" that has been passed by the Iraqi parliament. (Scroll to bottom of article.) Under its terms I wonder who will be released? The way it reads, it looks like only innocent Shiites will be freed, as one would expect from a Shiite-dominated government. It sure doesn't feel like a significant move toward "reconciliation," does it? Next question: What the fuck are we doing in Iraq, spending our billions and our blood? The worst nightmare, to me as to Franz Kafka, is being persecuted without explanation, without reason. That's how I feel these days, as Americans drive by our protests of this ongoing occupation, heedless, apathetic, busy shopping.

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