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TURNINGTABLES - THE DIARY OF AN AMERICAN SOLDIER IN IRAQ

I have heard of US soldiers blogging from warfield. But have never read one. I have found the anonymous ranting of a GI deployed in Iraq in the blog turningtables and I was deeply moved by his writing. Go read the whole site if you have'nt yet. A must read. Here are some excerpts.

i want to discuss...and learn...and hear...there are other opinions in this world besides mine...besides ours...i want to understand...why we feel these things...where is it all coming from...where will it all go...

they blame me personally for the deaths of countless children...they accuse me and each american for the horrendous atrocities inflicted upon their people...they hate us and wish us harm...i don't know about you...but i have never killed a baby or destroyed a home...but does that make me innocent...

do horrible things happen under our watch...do we turn a blind eye to death...because it is not down the block...it's off in some country that most americans probably can't even find on a map...out of sight...out of time...

i tell those who hate me that the feeling is not mutual...that i understand where they are coming from...i can see why they feel the way they do...i don't agree with these things either....because why??? i read a book...i looked at a few websites...is that really enough...what will it take to end this hate...someone please tell me...i'm running out of ideas...

i sit here all night trying to change the world from my lap top...and it's beginning to weigh on me...there is a story here that deserves to be told...there are other sides to this multi faceted goliath...

i forgot to tell you what i feel...i feel like atlas...with the weight of the world as my burden...simply because i have waken up to it...

please...

someone else wake up and help me...


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