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Friday, November 18, 2005
Essay from an Iraqi Woman
In this excellent essay, an Iraqi woman argues that the social divide being overlooked in Iraq (while everyone talks about Sunni vs. Shia vs. Kurd), is the widening gap between rich and poor.
She argues that what poor Iraqis really want are jobs and economic security, which Saddam did not provide them but they hope democracy does.
Unfortunately for her and her country, George Bush is basically the last guy I would ask to solve an economic inequality gap. He believes in tax cuts for billionaires. And in Iraq, he believes in paying hundreds of billions in reconstruction funds to American contractors employing American workers, some of whom are getting very rich in the process, while Iraqis starving for work are left unemployed.