We were invited to attend a press conference.
Our Prime Minister, Nouri al Maliki has something to say regarding the latest explosions, Tuesday, 8 December, where more than a hundred people were killed and more than 400 were injured. And when I say injured, that includes people losing limbs; and many, many others left with injuries that are life threatening.
Off I went – Maybe he would say something that would make the pain less. Something – Maybe a new security plan – Maybe a new reconciliation plan – Anything to give hope to a people who have gotten to the end of their patience with promises that keep collapsing.
But when we got there, and after two hours of waiting, all we got was, "It was not a breakdown in security – Just a security breach, and all countries all over the world have security breaches."
I hope that Yasmine, my sister in law, who was killed in the explosion at the court house eight days ago rests in peace knowing that she was not killed because of a security breakdown in her beloved Iraq- but only a breach that may occur anywhere in the world. I hope her four children appreciate that, too.