Scanning the aol welcome page I saw something that most the time I honestly try to not read too much about, "Saddam's Trial" yet the reality is this is happening in Chad's backyard so to speak.
I don't watch the news much, because I know that they LOVE to show any bad that's happening in Iraq and pretty well seem to refuse to show all the GOOD that's actually happening, and all that does is tick me off and make me want to yell at the tv. I have better things to do. I hear first hand knowledge that's not being "edited" to make me feel one way or another...just giving me the truth. Yet the above still caught my eye, because although I do make a habit of watching the news, I'm not blind or death to it and do feel that it's my job to be at least somewhat informed "news-wise". It's truly disturbing that there are people out there still loyal to this psychopath. He's a monster and yet people for some reason or another are willing to take other people out for him.
I think we all need to remember that not only is this trial happening and that it does effect the Iraqi people in so MANY ways, but that much to Saddam's displeasure more elections are coming up. With those two thoughts, please be in prayer. Prayer that the terror that did strike during the last elections will at the min. be less or none would be better of course. Keep the Iraqi people who will be voting in your prayers, what they are doing is truly history in the making still and when I think of these people getting to go to the poles and vote, I feel this excitement inside of me for them. They are working towards a government that will truly, hopefully represent THEM. It may not be a government that we as American's would particularly want, but it's what they want and how can we not support that?! They already have freedoms that just 1 yr ago they did not! To think that nearly 4 yrs ago this war began and all the progress that's happened. There's tons of dwelling on what hasn't happened, etc...but so few look at what HAS happened! Before so many lived without electricity or running water and everyday the number of people without gets less and less. People do not have to live in constant fear that one of Saddam's followers is going to break into their house, kidnap their sons and/or husbands kill them and rape the wives and daughters. Schools are being built as quickly as possible, those children are reaping in benefits of LEARNING! There are so many more, it's just truly amazing to me that so many want to turn a "deaf ear" to the good. I don't understand why our country especially it seems THRIVES on the negative as a whole. It's like some just thirst to hear the bad, and get sick when they hear the good.
I just want to remind all of you that right now and in the next month prayers for the Iraqi's and our soldiers are most definately needed. Safety and God's protection is what I pray for. I can only truly speak for me when I say I apperciate the many of you who leave comments, who write me emails, who sit at home and pray for my husband, and who are in the process of sending or planning on sending a care package. Thank you so much. To know so many keep my husband in their prayers and thoughts throughout the day is very humbling to me.