Monday, March 27, 2006
But what of all the good news in Iraq? Well, perhaps we should turn to the Iraqi bloggers, who as everyone knows by now, provide an unfiltered lens on Mesopotamia that is an antidote to those negative nellies in the big time media: [via Belmont Club]
Someone shouts: “drag the Wahhabi,” while another describes him as a “bastard.” They pause a moment to search for a wire, then they dump him on the side of the road. Another militiaman suggests they bury him. “What do you mean bury him?” the gang leader snaps back with indignation. “Leave him here to the dogs.” Then they joke about his underwear and cover the corpse with a cardboard.
Note that life looks absolutely normal in the surroundings. You can see children running about, stores open, religious holiday flags and even a traffic jam. Perhaps Ralph Peters will happen to drive by with an American army patrol and enjoy the scene of children cheering for the troops, while wondering where his civil war is, dude.