Bush praising the recent no-strings-attached funding for his occupation of Iraq:
[The bill reflects] “a consensus that the Iraqi government needs to show real progress in return for American’s continued support and sacrifice.”
A friend who lives in the eastern Shiite slum of Sadr City was talking to a man who had lost a son in a recent bombing. “I am ashamed to talk about it,” said the grieving father. “Why?” asked my friend …. “Because my neighbor just lost all five of his children in one car bombing.”
Some Americans are paying a terrible price.
But, on the other hand, I know what the man in Baghdad means.