The world has abandoned Iraq

The world has been focusing so intently on the growing conflict between the Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq that we have completely forgotten about the oil. Has anyone taken note of how many barrels of oil are leaving Iraq every day?

The world has been focusing so intently on the growing conflict between the Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq that we have completely forgotten about the oil. Has anyone taken note of how many barrels of oil are leaving Iraq every day?

The Iraqi people have endured terrible suffering since the US invaded their country three years ago. We do not dispute that Saddam Hussein was a dictator, but that should have been left to the Iraqi people to decide.

Before the invasion, Iraqis lived in perfect harmony. Now there is bloodshed, hatred and no one feels secure.

George Bush tries to justify his erroneous decisions with excuses, but it is clear that everything he does and says is to benefit himself. Everyone knows that Bush is misleading everyone.

The strange thing is that everyone knows about the lies and the deceit. Everyone knows it was a huge blunder to invade Iraq. Everyone knows that the Iraqi people were better off before the invasion. Everyone knows that Bush is responsible for the death of a million Iraqi children during the sanctions and 655 000 people since the invasion began. So why are we allowing it to continue and not speaking out against the injustices? Are we for Bush or against him and his inept foreign policies?

Darryll Lazarus, Fresnaye

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