I was going to wait until the first of the year to start this, but I read This, and decided that maybe my heart can make one far away see life a bitt differently.

That being said, an open letter to my dear friend NIW:


I have been following your blog discretely lately. I never comment because of the turmoil I see in your writing, the lack of hope that I see now I never saw in your words before. You had made comments that I really did not understand and since I am not there, I dont know if is really my place to comment or not. You had mentioned that Iraq is in a civil war and I have only one question to that…if the people who are doing the suicide killings, attacking the Iraqi people indiscriminately, left tomorrow, do you think the violence would continue? Do you think is the Iraqi people casuing the violence. My guess is that the people there have hope and want nothing more than peace.

The terrorists win when they destroy and destroy and make people blame everyone but them for the actions they are subjecting your country to. I will never say that the US is perfect and will even say that is perhaps a mistake to have gone in without some plan for the chaos. I sincerely believe no one could fathom the suicide killings. Is too insane a thought to embrace. I remember when the suicide killings forst started how they were reported here. We were in shock…I remember talking to people for weeks after the first wondering what kind of person could blow themself up. Now is so commow people dont even show dismay or shock. This is the tactic they utillize. They bring so much violence much destruction..that you become more accustom to that than what they are doing. Human nature want us to find one to blame. With the help of a willing press, the message is the US is to blame. Bush contrived this…Bush contrived that. I sometimes wonder who hates Bush more …the terrorists or the press. I have watched very close because I believe that this struggle is required for our children to know some version of peace in their lives.

We did not ask for 9/11…I was sitting in my office when it happened. I dont recall Bush being aggressive. We were attacked fro nothing other than to pick that fight. Al Queda had a mission to bring us to them to fight..after the defeat of the Russians in Afghanistan they set the sites to fight us. I sometimes wonder what will happen if we had done nothing…that thought scares me beyond belief. Good or bad…Bush did what he saw was required. He does not waver..he does not listen to polls and now..he is standing all alone. I am watching as his party …the opposition party…and a majority of the people in the US say we should leave. They now want us to talk to to Iran and Syria…the ones that are funding and supplying the mayhem you hate so much. I wake this morning and read that Iran will continue developing a nuclear weapon. We are weak…the world knows nothing of any of the good that we have done in Iraq. I have not read a good word about the humanitarian effort…not one front page article about anything good. I have seen news created and later found to be false. Of course the retraction is buried on page 9 so no one ever knows the true story. My guess is that the violence will stop once that Iran has their bomb, your country is being used as a pawn until they can blackmail the world. I know war is easy to analyze from far away..but please see who the true enemy is. I heard an analysis the other day that said is hard to win when you try to be precise and not wantonly kill. I think in that statement you can see why the terrorists have the upper hand. They kill as many as they can and somehow escape any blame for THEIR actions.

I will always regret not getting the chance to meet you and hubby when we were so close. I hope you have taken my advice from then and moved forward…

NIW…hope is all our hearts can sustain in times of turmoil. Please dont lose that.

With all my heart and soul
God bless you


~ by Chris on December 10, 2006.

One Response to “Opening”

  1. Chrissssssssss, yaaaaaaaaaaay You are back!!! Thanx Chris, thanx for being there. Your words always seem to lift me up. BTW, I loved the pics, and now I know why. Your kids are amazing. In Iraqi we say Allah Ikhaleehum Ilak, which means may god keep them for you. As for your questions, lemme say this, do I think violence will stop if all the suicide bombers leave tomorrow? YES YES YES. Who are these suicide bombers? They are bin laden merceniries. They are Saddam Loyalists. They are al Dhari supporters. The militias have to be eradicated. An Iraqi colleague of mine suggested this, he said:I wish The US can take all the good people for a short time, set them up in one of teh States, then hit Iraq with a nuclear bomb to get rid of all those criminals. Then start rebuilding and we all go back to a clean Iraq. Wishful thinking I know. But thats how bad things have become. Iraqis are not happy abt whats going on. They wanna live in peace. They just wanna live Chris.

    Thanx again Chris for this post and for dedicating it to me. We were so close huh, what a coincidence, but dont despair we will meet one day!!!

    Take care…

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