On Thursday, Feb 23, a huge wave of attacks with car bombs swept Iraq led to the death of more than 60 people and wounding over 200. As usual, Iraqi president and the high rank officials including the speaker of the Iraqi parliament condemned the explosions, members of his parliamentary bloc (Iraqia bloc) blamed the government for the security violation and the speaker of the bloc demanded the government led by Nouri al-Maliki to resign if it can not control the security situation. on the other hand, a lawmaker from the Prime Minister bloc blamed Tariq al-Hashimi, the Sunni vice president who is accused with sectarian killings and attacks. and that is all. No more talk about the explosions or the dead people. The parliament continued its work (approving laws) which are mostly useless ones or kind of laws that give the lawmakers more privileges.
The same day and while security forces were cleaning the locations of explosions from the blood of innocent victims and while the families were either in their ways to the cemeteries to bury their beloved members who died or on their way to the morgue to the receive their bodies, the Iraqi parliament approved a law that allows its members to buy armored cars from the Iraqi budget.The estimated cost of the cars is 60 billion Iraq Dinars (more than $50 millions).
I am speechless. I have no real words can describe my feelings now. Those people who claimed they would work for Iraqis think about no one but themselves. While the bodies of the people who voted for them scattered to pieces, they think about nothing but gaining more and more before the coming parliamentary election.
I felt so ashamed when I read the news about approving this law especially when i read sentence (the Iraqi parliament) because those group of people who carry the Iraqi citizenship prove with no doubt they are Iraqis only because they carry official Iraqi documents not because they are real Iraqis who care about Iraq and Iraqis.
May Peace be upon the innocent souls who left us few hours ago and may God be with their families and give them patience.