Thursday, November 05, 2009

Normal life in Iraq

This is really astounding. It's hard to imagine what it must be like to become accustomed to this level of violence.
Some four hundred to five hundred people are killed per month. Compared to other countries, this is extremely high, but here, that's quite good. There is a feeling things are almost normal. Bombs are going off all the time, but we could call it a "banalization" of violence: people sitting in one room no longer pay attention to the bomb going off next door, so to speak.
Behold the legacy of George Bush and his neocons. [via Matt]

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