Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Just staying alive takes all one's focus

Iraqis are 'indifferent' to Bush's SOTU speech. After all, they've been listening to the promises for three explosive years and it's only gotten worse:

In Baghdad, Hoda Abdel Hamid, Al Jazeera's Iraq correspondent, said Iraqis had so many problems that they would not pay much attention to Bush's speech.

"Iraqis told me 'we don't believe in all his promises - he's going to ask us to be patient, but he's not the one living under the bombs'". "All Iraqis can hear this morning is explosions - there are mortars going off and there is a heavy gun battle going on just a couple of hundred metres away.

"This is what Iraqis are listening to."

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