By Andy Siu, Grade 10
As December 31st, 2011 approaches, the end of the Iraq War draws near as well. Over 30,000 American soldiers must clear out of Iraq by then. The war has cost the U.S. almost 1 trillion dollars and about 4,500 lives, not counting civilians and suicides, of course. The CEO of Camp Kalsu says that they are proud of what they’ve accomplished, which includes providing running water and electricity to Iraqi towns. However, taxi driver Hussein Matar argues that they still have “no water, no electricity, no reconstruction, and no nothing”. Matar then goes on to say that ever since they were liberated from Saddam Hussein, things got even worse as more countries began to take advantage of their situation. Iraqis have long been protesting against the American government, but to little avail.