Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Iraqi's Lose Freedom to Move

The newest democracy in the Middle East now restricts citizen's rights to move within the country to flee war, famine and pestilence. How did regional governors respond to the estimated 2.2 million refugees in Iraq? According to the BBC, eleven regional leaders now restrict displaced people from entering their areas due to lack of resources to take care of refugees.

Imagine if that happened in America after a devastating hurricane or terror attack? Apparently in a free country, the government is free to restrict citizen's freedoms. Can we really take anymore pre-packaged, top down freedom? We already know what happens to Iraqi's driving near a Western security guarded convoy. They're free to lose their life...