Updated on July 14, 2011
Greetings from Iraq
Recently the news media have been calling it a civil war over here. Why Now? That’s what I’m asking myself. Nothing seems to have changed from the last time I was here – Sunni’s and Shiites fighting for power. The war here is the same but for some reason the media has changed its perspective on it and have begun calling it a civil war. Could it be politically driven? I realize politicians use the media to their advantage and with Democrats gaining more power in Washington, it makes me wonder if it gives them more leverage for pulling the troops out if they start calling it what its been since day one. I just dont see any difference over here besides now we are calling it what it has been since we toppled the government. Everybody wants to make sure that there own interests are taken care of and everyone wants a piece of the pie. In fact they are willing to kill for it.
My Opinion is this: when the president makes a promise to help another country, he is making a promise for the nation not just for himself. When his term in office has ended it does not mean that the promise our nation made to the Iraqi people is null and void. Regardless of what party is in political power or who our president may be. Let’s keep our integrity by keeping our promises.