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Iraq: Security Lies

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Iraq, War & Conflict

Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar criticises [1] Senator John McCain's visit [2] to Iraq, saying that the impression it gave about the level of safety and security in Baghdad was misleading. “I don't think many Iraqis can afford to hire some hundreds of bodyguards and a few helicopters to protect them while they are shopping. Do you realize how would it be for a regular Iraqi to go shopping without the US army's protection, do you realize how your shopping spree would have looked like if you went to a real market with cars driving around?
“How does it feel when you can't stop lying? Don't you think that a better way to support the US, the President, the Republicans, or even yourself is to tell the truth and end illegal interventions in other countries?” he writes.