Monday, January 01, 2007

End of Another Year...

A wry take on a really serious situation from Baghdad Burning. Read the whole entry at http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/. Although the author tends towards the extreme, more and more I find myself agreeing with her.

You know your country is in trouble when:

1) The UN has to open a special branch just to keep track of the chaos and bloodshed, UNAMI.
2)Above mentioned branch cannot be run from your country.
3)The politicians who worked to put your country in this sorry state can no longer be found inside of, or anywhere near, its borders.
4)The only thing the US and Iran can agree about is the deteriorating state of your nation.
5)An 8-year war and 13-year blockade are looking like the country's 'Golden Years'.
6)Your country is purportedly 'selling' 2 million barrels of oil a day, but you are standing in line for 4 hours for black market gasoline for the generator.
7)For every 5 hours of no electricity, you get one hour of public electricity and then the government announces it's going to cut back on providing that hour.
8)Politicians who supported the war spend tv time debating whether it is 'sectarian bloodshed' or 'civil war'.
9)People consider themselves lucky if they can actually identify the corpse of the relative that's been missing for two weeks.

2 Comments:

Blogger lalavoie said...

So...you're saying that this is not the time to buy a time share in Iraq?

January 01, 2007 5:59 PM  
Blogger Shelleigh said...

Have been a bit "absent".

Going to catch up now.

2007 will be the BEST YEAR EVER - Mark goes home.

Love all.

January 01, 2007 11:37 PM  

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