posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 01:43 PM
"If there is to be any degree of honesty in our communication, we must begin to acknowledge that the lexicon of words that describes the human
condition is no longer universally applicable.
I am in Iraq after four years away.
Most Iraqis I talked with on the eve of the first provincial elections being held after 2005 told me "security is better."
I myself was lulled into a false sense of security upon my arrival a week ago. Indeed, security is "better," compared to my last trip here, when the
number of attacks per month against the occupation forces and Iraqi collaborators used to be around 6,000. Today, we barely have one American soldier
being killed every other day and only a score injured weekly. Casualties among Iraqi security forces are just ten times that number."
A fine article from a journalist living in Iraq since 4 years. It makes to remember what a concept like security may mean from different view angles
and from different historical timelines. It is important to remember these before celebrating the "peaceful election" in Iraq.