President Obama on the Condition of Iraqis (Kitabat,
“Mr. President, is the U.S. government unable to intervene? Having been in Iraq for so many years, why aren’t services like electricity and running water available yet? ... Mr. President, I will post this letter on your Facebook page, and am confident you will answer it. I will translate it with Google Translate. I know it is filled with mistakes as I am not fluent in English, so you might ask your Arabic translators to refer to the original so you can make yourself aware of some of the concerns of Iraq’s citizens.”
Accept a greeting, a reproach and a question from me. Mr. President:
What will you write in your personal diary about your experience with us In
Iraq? Previous heads of state have already written what they think. What are
you going to record about this era, and your leadership of the American
government and the policies our country followed, as it was impacted before and
after the occupation?
Mr. President, perhaps you will say that we set up a
government of the people and that we have the clearest experience of
democracy in the Middle East. And perhaps you will say that we replaced an
iron-fisted military dictatorship and the suppression of freedom with an
elected government working in accordance with laws that safeguard civil and
human rights does not suppress freedom.
But Mr. President, what next?
Saddam Hussein fell, elections were held, the army was disbanded
and a government was formed that is supposed operate in accordance with the
Constitution and civil laws. … Nine years have passed and Iraqis have yet to taste
the well-being they expected, nor any hint that the promises Americans
made during the war on Saddam will be kept, such as the transformation
of Iraq into a model emerging liberal state with an affluent population.
After witnessing massacre after massacre and a disregard for
the blood of the innocent at the hands of militias and armed gangs, the Iraqi
people have been hit with despair and frustration. During this scorching summer,
to this must be added a lack of essential services like drinking water and
electricity as well as theft, administrative corruption, bribery and wastage of
the poor citizen’s rations. Meanwhile, Iraqis see the powerful build luxury
homes and expand their fortunes at the expense of the hunger and poverty of average
who have hearts full of anguish and pain.
Mr. President, is the American government unable to
intervene? Having been in Iraq for so many years, why aren’t services like
electricity and running water available yet? What if the power went out in an
American city for a day or two? How much would your popularity drop, Mr.
President? Would you be incapable of stopping militias and armed gangs if they
attacked residents in one of your states, taking over the streets? Would you
relax at home and leave your people to mourn their poor luck? Why did you
knowingly leave us the militias? You are the ones who opened the door to the
new and confusing situation Iraq finds itself in to this very day.
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Mr. President, did you know that while you were watching, Iraq’s
huge budget went into corrupt pockets? And did you know that we have received nothing
but a whiff of this budget, which is equal to a quarter of America’s? Where is this
democracy with all of its beautiful promises? Iraq’s poverty rate has surpassed
any level that can be considered reasonable, and the hungry fill intersections,
crossroads and every nook and cranny of the street. You of all people can
easily find out what Iraq’s poverty and unemployment rates are; you know the
rate of unemployment, the proportion of uneducated children and the crime rate in
your own country. There are many such statistics, and your country may be one of
the world’s most interested in them. If you examine these rates in Iraq, you
will see that the numbers are miserable. You know the Iraqi situation better
Mr. President, I would like you to read my letter carefully,
because in all honesty, elections are not the purpose but a means for protecting
the welfare of the people. If elections fail to produce benefits, they will
turn to what they think will benefit them and restore the rights they
consider stolen. I will post this letter on your Facebook
page, and I am confident you will answer it. I will translate it with Google
Translate. I know it is filled with mistakes as I am not fluent in English, so you
might ask your professional Arabic translators to refer back to the original so
you can understand it better and make yourself aware of some of the concerns of
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