So, people in Baghdad have worms in their drinking water and no electricity during the worst heat of the day. If someone wants to know why they hate us, that's a good place to start.And the Knight Ridder news article that Digby links to includes this quote from an Iraqi man:
"We thank God that the air we breathe is not in the hands of the government. Otherwise they would have cut it off for a few hours each day."Yes, it sure sounds like the Iraqis are just lovin' their 21st century democracy.
Oh, and by the way, the words that made up that last quote actually came from the mouth of a living Iraqi person: 39-year-old Nadeem Haki, who is a shop owner in an eastern suburb of Baghdad. I make this point only to distinguish this quote from certain quotes that have proven quite popular with the U.S. military -- quotes from non-existent Iraqi men.