Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Latest from McClatchy's Iraqi Staffers: We're Number One...In Corruption

NEW YORK For several weeks, E&P has been spotlighting the postings of McClatchy's Iraqi staffers in its Baghdad bureau, which appear on the Inside Iraq blog. Their names are only partly revealed for security reasons.

Here is a Memorial Day post from "correspondent Jenan."

"Today we live in Iraqi’s achievements time, I’m talking about the fictional achievements that our government try to persuade us of its existence by using statements, signs, or even using brainwashing to make us believe these achievements.

On the first anniversary of forming the government in Iraq, every thing around us reminds of achievements that our elected government has accomplished within its first year by help of the greatest power... the USA!!!. Did you ever hear of hidden services or invisible projects? That what our government try to make Iraqi people believe…

When I switch on the TV I always find a sign shown on it “government of huge achievements”. In the newspaper we find the same sign, even in the streets I read these signs everywhere. I’m always wondering what are these achievements? At least let us see or feel them, are they happening here, in another country or maybe on another planet? They should be visible, shouldn’t they? Or maybe we are a demanding people, never feel content ever … MAYBE!!.....

One week ago when I read in the newspaper about the achievements I tried to remove the fog from my eyes to see these achievements… they should be somewhere here or there but, sorry I can’t find any of these except infamous achievements like absence of electricity for four year...

Oh yes there are many crisis and disasters happened and still happening on our land as a result of achievements like pollution and corruption, Iraq is number one in corruption at least we are number one in some thing."

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