New York Times: Iraqis a generation rise again .. and Sadr City have rebelled against the Mahdi Army

1.1.2012 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add comments - Baghdad / term follow up is trying to writer and political analyst in the New York Times, Jack Healy, Qlmah that paints a picture of the different models of Iraqis, the day after the completion of the U.S. withdrawal, and that through the stories picked up by Andrea Bruce , photojournalist newspaper "New York Times," which used to record the details of daily life for Iraqis over the past months, the University of pictures of a strong stand in the face of images of suffering and bloodshed that characterized many of the images of war. says Healy: The day after the departure of U.S. troops for Iraq, 30 million Iraqis woke on the morning full of cool sights nearly nine years of war. With the rising sun to the ghost repellent dew on the Euphrates, to stop a number of men, who Mazathm nervosa in the U.S. Used panties and women wear black gowns waiting minibuses. The soldiers and police officers waving to drivers through the checkpoints, which are decorated with flowers industry. It was days like its predecessor in a world transformed. in the United States, perhaps the war will be forever a subject for historians and newspaper headlines, of lives lost and dollars wasted, and great events, as families of Saddam Hussein, and his execution, and the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, and the battles of Fallujah, and increasing numbers of troops, and return home. But in Iraq, Iraqis will still be living with this legacy on a daily basis with the fatalism and frustration of the political crises intractable facing the country, but at the same time there is still a glimmer of light and a tinge of optimism, especially among young people, and flexibility of Iraqi and extensive adjustment back to before the arrival of American soldiers. in reaching network of Sadr City, where it came from the battles between insurgents and American soldiers on the whole buildings, re-live out again from under the mantle of conservative clerics, and members of Shiite militias, with their clothes black, with frequent youth hair salons for haircuts new bold and follow the news of new cars and playing billiards in the evening. At the same time is still the horizon for women to a large extent determined by their husbands and the house and the number of jobs for socially acceptable, but the dreams have not entered here. Vslmy luxurious wedding photographer, trying to work calmly press photographer. Bruce said "someday I will become a journalist." and provides families across Iraq that have returned to damaged homes and neighborhoods that are difficult to identify them on weekends to pull coil rebar and poured concretes for the development of new foundations. For men in the villages that surround the wire near U.S. military bases abandoned, the departure of the troops had finished the opportunities of temporary work, no longer have any titles or American greetings from soldiers who are trying to test for the Arabic language, there will be no more food, tacos, indoor air-conditioned, or certificates of appreciation from the coated American leaders, there will be no work and no protection from neighbors who say they are traitors. But if the war had affected the spirit of Iraq, the effects were not deep. Fitrdd resonate in the youth of the "Breakdance" and hair styles modern, who roam the streets of Baghdad, in jeans and t-shirts tight, and in the cylinders, "Jay Z" pirated sold on street corners and in pictures, "Fifi cents" on the walls that Oncpt bombs nails in it. When leading to the checkpoint asks the Iraqi soldiers for your identity, and to show them identity shouting "Are you American?", I tell them: Yes. soldiers or journalists returning for the first time to Iraq since the height of the civil war is sometimes marvel at the transformation of public and private life, and how back streets that were deserted by the filled Bmtsouka Thursday night and a lot of ruined buildings which have changed to other luxury homes. Perhaps million Iraqis have fled, but the Iraqis, such as those in the pictures here, lived through painful and appalling gap between the past and present, one of them brought up two daughters, and another set up a library of cookbooks and opened a pastry shop. They live, work and marry and raise a new generation. They are more than just a footnote to the unpopular war, they are the future for Iraq.

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