March 19th, 2003

Yue grim

We Cannot Get Out. They Are Coming.

The Iraqis know that something big and bad is coming, but most of them have nowhere to go. According to the NPR reports, a cab ride out of Dodge costs along the lines of $1200 American, way beyond the means of most Iraqis. Flee into the desert? They're better off to take their chances with the coalition troops, and hope they don't get saturation-bombed, or wiped out by their own government in a last burst of megalomania from Hussein -- who has made it clear time and again that he sees any and every civilian as basically a hostage.

I am worried for the troops, yes ... but at the same time, they are professionals. They knew the job was dangerous when they took it, so to speak. The people I'm really scared for is all those people who are stuck in the middle, in danger for nothing worse than having the misfortune to live in Baghdad at a time when you really don't want to do that. Their best hope is to find a hole and cower in it -- but that's a hell of a thing to bet your life on.

As for the people who went over to Iraq to be "voluntary human shields," you are idiots. I have no sympathy. If you really wanted to help the Iraqi people, you'd be bussing, sailing, driving, or smuggling them the hell OUT of there.

Here's hoping for a quick and clean end to what is fundamentally a bad situation all around.

-The Gneech
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