Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Waitng For Godot

I was watching TV the other day. A Muslim cleric, participating in a discussion, said that he is not ready to take part in the political transition process unless the US administration shows its goodwill towards Iraqis and proves that its intentions in Iraq is for the sake of Iraqis only.
Well, most of the Iraqis think in the same way. They want the US to send American troops to kick Saddam out, rebuild Iraq, supply them with luxury…etc and, after all of those, beg the Iraqis' approval for the American policy. The majority of Iraqis imagine that they are the best race in the whole universe and other people should work hard to satisfy them. It is a perverted logic.
We should be practical creative people, not dreamers. The US did not send all these troops for the sake of our contentment. It is obvious that the Americans have their own interests. Now, it is our turn to adjust our interests to conform with theirs, since the Americans are ready to react positively. For the past 25 years we were, stand still, just waiting for something to happen. We were waiting for some body to save us from Saddam. We were waiting for Godot. But when Godot comes to help us, we are not ready, yet, for our salvation.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are the master of your fate. Only you can determine how you will live. To live in fear is to surrender to cowardice. To stand up and say I will not be intimadated by the terrorists is a brave act. We in the USA did it 200 years ago. I believe that your people will do it. The people of Iraq keep coming to serve in police and Military forces never forgetting that they ARE the next target. Yet they come on. To stand and provide a better life for their children. The US will stand with you and when the time comes we will leave. But we will never forget the people who died for Iraq. Please do not forget us when that time comes.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is the story of godot?
THanks Chris
New York

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very good analogy sir, I am glad to see your blog and will add it to my list of sites I visit regularly.

1:43 AM  
Blogger crych said...

Waiting for Godot is a play by Samuel Beckett, originally written in French (En Attendant Godot, 1948) and translated by the author around 1955. A very poignant reference.

7:42 AM  

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