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Theyíre already dead.

2005-10-18 16:20:00
Poetry
By Nada
(note to the reader, this is a copy righted item and can not be linked or copied without the consent from the author) copy righted 2005 Nada Mansuek


Send my love to all those who died, to Americans, and Iraqiís alike.
There are too many to count, and write down.
So Iím sorry if I missed your name.
To anyone who lost one of your own
Just remember that youíre still alive.
Rest well uncle, Allah (God) has you now.

Theyíre already dead.

We got only a short broken phone call when they pronounced him dead. It shouldnít have come as a surprise. After all what was to be expected when George Bush declared his war on Iraq. From that day, we all thought that it would be fine, that the world would stand up and fight the American PresidentÖbut even his own people proofed to be powerless, no matter how many demanded he stop. And so, it shouldnít have been a shock to me, to my mom or my dad, when my aunt called to say that my uncle was dead. He had been blasted into skin and blood by one of the bombs that Ďaccidentallyí hit a civilian area.
Itís funny, it was right after his press conference stating that Ďsome accidents are going to happen, itís unavoidableÖ.í I shouldíve known than what he meant. But Iím not mad. I really am not. I mean, my uncle died horribly, in pain and suffered for 2 days before he died. There wasnít enough space in the hospital, or equipment or water. The hospital had lost power many days before, so there was very little that could be done. Saddam? Well itís hard to say where he was at that time, probably out saving his tyrant ass. All that power and he still couldnít do anything good.
But Mr. Bush isnít better I suppose. I mean, a sixth of him is owned by my Saudi Arabian blood. But unlike his friends, Iím not rich and war hungry, I have a soul. Who else died that day? Oh yeah, a couple of US soldiers, who were fooled and tricked into going to War. They trained, put themselves in harms way, for nothing. For a war that George isnít really fighting. They were brave men, who died, leaving their children to cry. How many of Mr. Bushís family is in Iraq, thatís right : Nill. But Iím not bitter, Iím not. Believe me, Iím not. I mean my uncle died, itís done. If he would have died in a war that made sense, it wouldnít hurt so much to watch my mother cry every night.
She looks at pictures of her brother. She often askís my dad, if there is some way that my aunt was mistaken. Maybe Uncle Abbas is still alive. Itís sad really. For my uncle, his family and the soldiers and their families. What was President Bush thinking? Oh thatís right he wasnít. Most of the American people, well at least 49percent have sent their sympathies and love, I have yet to hear from the rest of the 51percent who voted for Bush and his war. Last time CNN reported, they all liked Bush and thought his war was good.
Itís for oil, itís for pay back, itís for religion, itís for all the wrong reasons. Terrorists? Well they are many known camps in Ethiopia and France, why isnít Mr. Bush busting in there and taking over their ass. Come to think of it, majority of the terrorists are in your own backyard. Theyíre the ones you donít know about, the ones that are not Arab. They are the KKK and the pedophiles, murderers, rapist, and child molesters. Itís in the eyes of the homeless, the broken hearted orphans, and the prostitutes mothers. Canít he see there is so much he needs to fix at home first? Iím not a terrorist, Iím actually part of a modern home, but I am a Muslim. But what have I done wrong? All I did was grow up in this country, pay taxes when I started to work, volunteer to the Red Cross on Saturdays; give donation every month to the battered women funds; and send peace and love to all my neighbors (even those who are strangers).
But when I was attacked in the broad day light by a Christian man, raped and left in the park, did I vow War on them? Did I announce to the world that all Christian men are scum? In the end, he told the police that Ďif these brownies wanna live here, they should know whatís gonna happen to themí.
But itís a war, Dick said, deaths are gonna happen. I wrote to Mr. Bush, asking him to stop, I have yet to hear from him or anyone else. I wanted to help my family, the other families in Iraq, but whatís the point, I realize now, theyíre already dead.

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