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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Marking the Anniversary of a Disaster in Iraq


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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Marking the Anniversary of a Disaster in Iraq

Claudia Lefko

A car bomb exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad on March 5, 2007. Thirty people were killed and an estimated one hundred others were wounded. Car bombings were common in Iraq in those terrible an terrifying years. So many bombings over so many years, they barely made the news here in the US.


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Ouch ouch ouch. The devolution of Iraqi life—the loss of literacy, the decline in health and health care, the death of so many human hopes for the future—it is excruciating to sense how this affects those who’ve lived through this transition. Meanwhile, here in Amerikkka, where we’ve wreaked so much violence on others, we go on trying to pretend that such catastrophic destruction could never befall us. But it is…


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Very well said, thank you.

Every place and time has a touch stone. Something that will be remembered of what remains and what goes forward. The oral traditions and who or what you did in your life.