Sophia's Peace Work

Saturday, June 26, 2004

AC for Everyone

It's hot as an oven today and I am in awe of the stamina people have here who live without AC or fans. Or perhaps it is the lack of such stamina which makes people resort to joining the resistance! Who know? If Bremer had just bought AC's for everyone in Sadr City and Fallujah ... maybe there wouldn't be so much trouble. Even without electricity, the people would sit around their non-functioning AC's and think, "Well, it's better than anything Saddam ever did for us."

Yes, I think that is what the Americans never realized, the solution to winning hearts and minds was as simple as Air Conditioning. Who would want to go running around outside in this heat with IED and mortars if they had a nice room at home with a little chill in the air? Yet another in the long list of missed opportunities.


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