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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:53 PM
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AmeriKans Blame "Terrists" For The Iraqi Death Toll. Iraqis Blame the USA!
I totally agree with poor Mr. al-Azami and please know how ashamed I am of this country....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060310/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq...
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Rand Corp. military analyst James Dobbins, a former Bush administration envoy to Afghanistan, is among those who believe the United States bears some responsibility for the Iraqi dead, even if insurgents actually cause most of the deaths.

"The U.S. has never been able to protect the population, and has thus never won its confidence and secured its support," Dobbins said.

The Middle East Institute's Wayne White, who headed the State Department's Iraq intelligence team until last year, adds that regardless of whether Americans believe they should be blamed for these casualties, "many, many Iraqis hold the U.S. responsible for all of them."

Sarmad Ahmad al-Azami, a 35-year-old engineer, is an example.

His father died of a heart attack suffered during the U.S. bombing of a government palace next to his home in Baghdad. A year later, al-Azami's mother, 59, was killed in a car bombing.

"Our family has been devastated," al-Azami said. "Iraqis were living hard lives before this, but now things are much worse."

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