Unrest In Iraq

American VoicesWorldiraq ISSUE 39•43 Nov 5, 2003

Violence against American troops in Iraq surged last week, with attacks killing dozens. What do you think?

  • “All I know is, if the Iraqis had invaded our country, we'd be acting a lot nicer to them than they are to us.”

    Geraldine Bates –
    Telemarketer

  • “My cousin is in the Army, and he said that the Iraqis want us there. So I can't really figure out why they shot him.”

    Molly Chandler –
    Dental Hygienist

  • “I wish the media were more conservative, so we wouldn't have to hear about these things.”

    Arthur Serra –
    Pharmacist

  • “In concentrating on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, we forgot about their weapons of one teeny little bit of destruction at a time.”

    Nicholas Hoyt –
    CFO

  • “Why would the Iraqis bomb their own country? That's like shitting in your kitchen sink—good for emergencies, but not a great idea overall.”

    Brian Purdey –
    Student

  • “The G.I. deaths are tragic and alarming, but the fact that even more Iraqis are dying should provide some consolation.”

    Frank Demoss –
    Systems Analyst