Iraqis give their recommendations

An ordinary Iraqi family writes down their recommendations for the US.

    An Iraqi family speaks to Al Jazeera and makes their own recommendations for the US

    Abu Ahmed said that there is no understanding between Iraqis and Americans, two people with different cultures and values and that Iraqis have grown more suspicious of US intentions over the past four years.

    "Bush invaded Iraq and brought his troops here. They came here because they want to occupy the entire Arab Gulf area," he said.

    His recommendations are quite different from those formulated in Washington.

    "Every single soldier should leave, whether they like it or not ... until then, there will more blood on the streets. It is much better if they leave now and no one should interfere in Iraqi affairs."

    While the Baker report calls for dialogue with Iran and Syria, Abu Ahmed believes that no one should have a say in Iraqi affairs.

    "Iraq should decide for itself, no one should interfere ... we are a sovereign country ... why should other countries interfere? They have no right, our country has many riches, we don't need anyone," he said.

    The one point he agrees with is that Iraq should be left to its people and its children. As his family considers an uncertain future the important point for Abu Ahmed is that action should be taken now and not tomorrow.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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