Towards A Cul-De-Sac in Iraq?
Once individuals/nations get caught in a vicious web of violence/revenge/lies, it is difficult to have a level-headed discussion on any subject. But this question would always haunt us: WHAT PRICE THE IRAQI WAR?
It is the sign of our time that we have begun to view the entire ugly episode in terms of statistics regarding “how many soldiers killed”, “how many civilians killed”, etc.
Horrors of this war, as and when these are told in a truthful fashion, would again highlight the necessity to seek peaceful resolution of conflicts. We are witnessing the unending cycle of revenge and violence…and the consequent pain and brutality.
Some recent news stories have now vividly demonstrated how this “war” is clearly headed towards a cul-de-sac. The first story was about the secret memo from the US ambassador in Iraq to the Secretary of State. And the second, as reported by MSNBC.
If we add these earlier two stories to the one below, we have before us a recipe for disaster.
Here is a shocking report from Iraqi Health Ministry’s morgue in Baghdad written under the heading “Horror show reveals Iraqâ€™s descent” in The Sunday Times. “A morgueâ€™s grim scenes testify to a disintegrating nation.”