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Iraq's Pain Has Only Intensified Since 2003

Iraq's Pain Has Only Intensified Since 2003

The country of my birth, already so damaged, is now crippled by fear of all-out civil war. But in the people there is hope.

By Sami Ramadani

March 14, 2013 "Information Clearing House" -"The GuardianThe country of my birth, already so damaged, is now crippled by fear of all-out civil war. But in the people there is hope. It has always been painful for me to write about Iraq and Baghdad, the land of my birth and the city of my childhood. They say that time is a great healer, but, along with most Iraqis, I feel the pain even more deeply today. But this time the tears for what has already happened are mixed with a crippling fear that worse is yet to come: an all-out civil war. Ten years on from the shock and awe of the 2003 Bush and Blair war — which followed 13 years of murderous sanctions, and 35 years of .......

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