Secret Mojo Dumbs It Down for You

July 15, 2006

Two weeks of catastrophe

Filed under: Iraq — secretmojo @ 7:18 pm

This is, plainly, the best article I have read in years.

If you have the stomach for it—and even if you don’t—read it in its entirety. The rather grim observation at the end comparing two weeks to three years packs quite a wallop.

Here’s a small sample of what’s to be learned:

Soldiers descended upon homes in a large compound, their boots trampling over mattresses in rooms the inhabitants did not enter with shoes on. Most of the wanted men were nowhere to be found, their women and children prevaricating about their locations. Some of their relatives were arrested instead. “That woman is annoying!” one young soldier complained about a mother’s desperate ululations as her son was taken from his house. “How do you think your mother would sound if they were taking you away?” a sergeant asked him.

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